Dudley Trail 2020 - Sunday 13 September
in association with The Lee, Shaw Partnership
Dudley Trail is in its 40th year and is a series of challenging walks in and around Dudley borough.
Fancy a walking challenge?
Dudley Trail is a series of challenging walks in and around Dudley borough. The routes include canals, a disused railway, a geological nature reserve, country footpaths and some roads. They include gentle fun-filled gentle walks where you can discover some interested places and make new friends. The longer walks are for more seasoned walkers challenging their stamina and skill on different types of terrain.
Anyone can take part, including children (under 14s need to be accompanied by an adult) and dogs must be on leads.
All of the routes are waymarked and printed instructions are issued at the start.
There are two routes to choose from available to view or print online
A one-off Ruby Route will take place for this year only to celebrate 40 years of Dudley Trail. This will be approximately 13 miles long.
Start times are staggered throughout the morning depending on length of route, see below.
All walkers must register on the day at Dudley Leisure Centre at the Dome on the car park. If you pay on the day rather than in advance fees will be more than the online cost. Please note the start time above for your chosen route.
Everyone who completes their chosen walk will receive a certificate.
STARTING POINT FOR ALL ROUTES
Dudley Leisure Centre, Wellington Road, Dudley DY1 1UH. On arrival go to The Dome and collect control cards and route sheets from the check-in desk.
Parking is limited but alternative car parking is available at Stafford Street DY1 1RT.
INSTRUCTIONS TO USE
If you do not already have an account - create a free account via www.mapmywalk.com. Simply click on the link to open Map My Walk on your phone. Then BOOKMARK THE ROUTE. Once bookmarked, go to 'ROUTES' on the app select 'BOOKMARKED' then click on the 13 Mile Ruby Route. Once selected click 'DO IT' in the top righthand corner to start tracking your route.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
PLEASE NOTE: There is no parking available at Dudley Leisure Centre, Wellington Road, Dudley DY1 1UH. Parking is available a short walk away at Stafford Street, Car Park DY1 1RT.
For bus timetables see
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Call 01384 817834
What's the refund policy?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you can show your QR code on your mobile to be scanned.
Dress appropriately for the weather and wear suitable footwear for outdoor walking.
Under 14s can only take part when accompanied by an adult
Follow the instructions of event officials and keep to the walk route
Keep to footpaths and pavements and follow the Countryside code and Highway code facing oncoming traffic.
All dogs must be kept on a lead
First Aid will be available at checkpoints. For emergency assistance call 07815 828222 or 01384 812800.
If you retire early, please inform the checkpoint you are at or call 07815 828222 or 01384 812800.
Squash is available at checkpoints but walkers should make their own arrangements for food and drinks according to their own requirements.
All walkers must complete the walks by 8pm at the latest.
WALKING FOR Action Heart?
Walking for Action Heart? If you raise £100+ in sponsorship for Action Heart you will be entitled to receive a pair of adidas trainers or an adidas hoodie. A downloadable sponsorship form is available for your use.
For more details call 01384 292233 or visit www.actionheartrunning.com