Geocaches - 3
Walk Inspiration - The Crystal Canal Walk
Other Walks from Bathams Pubs
The Unicorn sits a little further along the Bridgnorth road from the previously explored Royal Exchange. My challenge was to find a suitable, yet different walk.
Last time, I went rural, with some surprising countryside around Norton. Today, the Internet provided a fine urban walk that follows the Stourbridge Canal - nicknamed the Crystal Canal due to the the glassworks that line the tow path.
There's a choice to get there suggested start - you could catch the bus to Red House Glass Cone or walk along up Wollaston High Street and play count the dead pubs. Along the repurposed boozers, I found Indian Restaurants, private houses, estate agents and even a garden centre.
Use them or lose them people.
So Red House Glass Cone can mark the official start of the walk - one of only 4 left in the UK and the most complete example. If you have time, there is a free museum to learn more.
|Red House Glass Cone|
|Start of the Canal Walking|
|Gets leafy after the Wollaston Junction|
The bonded warehouse marks the end of the canal walking - previously used to store high value goods like tea and tobacco.
|Bathams Pub #7 out of 10 for Mappiman|
And I swear, the bitter just gets better and better.
|Meal Deal - Bathams Style|