This page, and the Cradley Heritage Trail itself, are published with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Many years ago the Cradley Then & Now Group published a book of the same name, sub-titled A Book by Cradley Folk, About Cradley Folk, For Cradley Folk. The first section was the narrative for a Cradley Trail, a walking route taking in 44 places of interest in Cradley, with some detail on each one. The book is out of print but the Cradley Heritage Project has made it possible to produce a new, expanded version of the Cradley Trail, with more information about 70+ places of special interest and illustrations.
The new Cradley Heritage Trail is available as a booklet, and we are also making it available for download from this page (below).
The walk can be started from any point along the trail. Where you need to cross a road there is always a pedestrian crossing.
The Cradley Heritage Project has also produced an Education Pack (also a PDF document) as a resource for teaching aspects of Cradley history in local schools: Mahlah Homer, William Caslon, Nail & Chain Making, Steve Bloomer, Elizabeth Beardsley and War Memorials.
Finally, the Heritage Project has produced a pack of 3 DVD films providing a series of more detailed stories divided into three categories: History & People; Work & Play; and War & Peace. Most of which are available on the video page in the archives section of this site.
Click below to download the Heritage Trail PDF
Click below to download the Heritage Trail Education Pack PDF