Once home to the Earl of Dudley this 18th Century hall sits upon 180 acres of parkland. Located in the heart of the Black Country, Himley Hall lies between Dudley & Wolverhampton holds a tonnes of history. When the hall was first built it would have been moated, with the remnants of this moat still visible. For centuries it housed lords and their knights, in the second world war it was sold to the National Coal Board. The surrounding area is known for it’s coal mining heritage and it was planned to be used for office space. However this did not occur due to a fire; jumping forward to 1966, Dudley and Wolverhampton Councils bought the hall and park and opened the site as a public leisure park. It is now a Grade II listed building which will be protected and maintained by the local council for time to come.
The site contains a large lake in which many people fish, woodland, a sailing club and a nine hole golf course for people to enjoy.
Our walk around the hall
We took this walk on Boxing Day (26th Dec), its a place we have walked in often but we have not took this route before. It took us around the lake and through farmland. Many families come to this park daily and when they put on events it can get very busy. Click here to see what events happen at Himley Hall.
We thoroughly enjoyed our boxing day walk albeit a little windy and chilly. It was a lovely change to walk a different route in a familiar place. We usually take the route the goes from Himley Hall into and round Baggeridge Wood and back. This is not a location that I would recommend letting your dog off lead. Although a large space there is many people and children running about having a blast. Baggeridge wood is an amazing place for your off lead adventures. Himley also features a dog-free picnic zone so be wary of this as the signs aren’t very big.