Woodland trail

Walking trail

This woodland walk is perfect for families, with natural play areas along the way leading to magnificent views from the Hillfort. There are some steps on the trail.

Good to know

Accessibility: The majority of the walk is a gentle slope to the views, with one flight of steep steps and a pedestrian gate at the end. Dogs: Your dog is very welcome in the countryside of Kinver Edge, please just be aware that you are passing through cattle enclosures and keep your dog under close control.

Children enjoy the natural play features in the Kinver Edge woodland


Woodland trail map


Compton Road lay-by parking, SO 83575 83631


From the noticeboard, turn right across the sandy area and take the uphill path into the woods, waymarked with an orange arrow.


At the cross roads you'll find a natural play area for children. Continue along the central path, following the orange markers, to find more natural play in the woods.

There is natural play throughout the woodland of Kinver Edge


Pass through the gate and turn left to enter the Iron Age Hill Fort. From here you cna enjoy amazing views across several counties, and use the toposcope to work which hills and towns you can see.

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Views from the toposcope of Kinver Edge


From the corner of the Hill Fort you will see a sign directing you down to the Rock Houses. Go down the steps and bear left, it is a short 10 minute walk to these uniques homes carved straight into the sandstone rock. There is also a tea room, toilets and small gift shop. From here it is a couple of minutes back to the car park.

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Children play with a vintage sewing machine in the Rock Houses


Compton Road noticeboard, SO 83575 83631

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Woodland trail

How to get here

Rock Houses, Compton Road, Kinver, Staffs. DY7 6DL
By road

From Stourbridge take the A458 towards Stourton, then the A449 to Kinver. In Kinver village follow signs to the Holy Austin Rock Houses, and park on the free lay-by parking. There is a signed overflow carpark around the corner, you can also pick up the woodland walk from here by crossing the road and following the orange arrow waymarkers.

Woodland trail

Facilities and access

  • Lay-by parking
  • Tea-room and toilets in gounds of the Rock Houses