The entire route can be followed using a good street map such as an A-Z. Ordance Survey Explorer map 219 Wolverhampton and Dudley or Landranger 150. If you have a GPS unit which supports GPX files download the route here.
The initial section from Bilston Bus Station to Peascroft Wood and the start of Central Avenue is exactly the same route as The Bilston Trail, which means you can easily switch between the two at this point. In view of the length of the walk not everyone will have the stamina or the level of fitness to complete the entire 7 Miles at one go (before you ask Yes I did do it all at one go!) so here's a selection of points where the walk can be left with Public Transport links back to Bilston. No point on the walk is much more than a Mile from Bilston Centre! Study a map of the area and Bus Maps issued by Network West Midlands and you will see that virtually the whole walk is within a 15 Minute walk of a Bus Route
Cumberland Road Diamond Bus Service 23 to Bilston and Wednesbury Monday to Saturday only, last bus about 6PM. Outside these times continue to Fieldside Walk then TL along the path to Prouds Lane at the end immediately opposite is Green Lanes where there is a Bus Stop to your Right for Service 39 to Bilston and Walsall Mon - Sat. Daytimes National Express West Midlands operate this service, Evenings and Sundays service 26A runs to Bilston, Goldthorn Park and Wolverhampton it is operated by Diamond Buses
Stowheath Lane Open Space to your left there is a gate with a Bus stop visible Service 39 to Bilston and Walsall stops here. Mon -Sat last bus about 6:15PM after this and Sundays The 39 is replaced by Service 26A which stops here for Bilston and Wolverhampton
A41 Here you have two choices Either Bus 79 to Bilston (Not the Bus Station) or continue a little further to Priestfield Tram Stop and get the Metro instead.
Millfields Road here you have Buses 25 and 224 Mon - Sat, 26A Evenings and Sundays and 530 to Bilston & Rocket Pool 7 Days a week
Continue to The Coseley Road for service 229 (but the Bus Station is only about Half a mile from here)
Highfields Road Mon - Sat Daytimes Arriva Bus 229
every 30 Mins. to Bilston (Normal service Good Friday)
Evenings and Sundays and Bank Hols., every hour Special Service may operate on Boxing Day check with Network West Midlands
Bus Services can change with very little notice please check before undertaking the walk. Full PublicTransport information available from Network West Midlands
Since this walk was originally created a few of the 'landmarks have changed. The former Stonefield School has been demolished. The new Bert Williams Leisure Centre has been completed along with The South Wolverhampton and Bilston Academy The Grapes Pool has been restored and landscaped. The original path to Millfields Road has been blocked off.
More Walking Information available at Walk4Life
Major amendments April 2021