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Top 5 things to do in Kinver

Kinver is a large and picturesque village in South Staffordshire. Overlooked by the spectacular Kinver Edge, there's plenty of fun things to do in Kinver, but particularly for outdoor enthusiasts who can enjoy walking, cycling and kayaking. One of the best things to do in Kinver is a kayak trip on the canal.

Between the months of April and September, you can hire a Kayak from River Severn Canoes who are ideally located at the canalside pub, The Vine Inn on Dunsley Road, Kinver. Suitable for age 5 +, this fun, family-friendly activity takes you on a 2.8km round kayak trip, starting and finishing at the pub who have woodfired pizzas available afterwards.

This pretty stretch of canal offers an abundance of wildlife and you'll paddle under a pretty bridge along the way. Ideal for beginners and intermediates, you'll receive instruction at the beginning and be kitted out in buoyancy aids.

This fun-filled activity in Kinver gets you active and having fun and is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon in the village. Find out more at

One of the top things to do in Kinver includes a visit to the National Trust Rock Houses. The rock houses are a 15 minute walk away from Kinver village.

These famous quirky Holy Austin Rock Houses, carved out of sandstone, have been cosily restored to help you soak up the atmosphere of these unusual homes.

3. Kinver Edge

Kinver Edge is a fantastic place to walk & explore in Kinver. This Iron Age hillfort, heathland and woodland escarpment offers incredible viewpoints over Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire.

A really popular walk is the Kinver Rock Houses Trail which takes around 2-3 hours and you can find the full route map here

Located in the picturesque village of Kinver in Staffordshire, the Kinver Miniature Railway is an exciting place to visit, with its extensive raised 2150 ft track catering for both 5" and 3 1/2" gauges. A short 7 1/4" ground level track is also available.

Visitors are most welcome and the track is open to the public Sunday afternoons from 14:00 until 16:00 ish (weather permitting) between Easter and November. Apart from train rides behind steam and diesel (electric) locomotives, there is a large picnic area in a lovely setting and our Whistle Stop serves refreshments and snacks.

Find out more via their website

5. Explore the shops, cafes and pubs in the village

Kinver is a pretty high street, with a range of local shops, cafes and pubs. Stroll down the high street to see what delights it has on offer. Omnipresent Gift Shop is a lovely little shop to mooch around in or pop in for some lunch at the canalside Vine Inn, with a large beer garden, perfect for watching the canalboats go by.

Bottom Line

Kinver has lots of fun activities that are ideal for a day out. Kayaking on the canal is one of our favourite things to do, especially when followed by a trip to the pub afterwards!

However, if you're looking for other activities, there are plenty of other options, such as The Kinver Rock Houses, Kinver Edge and the Kinver Miniature Railway. Whatever you choose, you will be sure to have a fun-filled day out with friends or family.

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