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Kinver OnLine is the website for the South Staffordshire Village of Kinver
  • Music in Kinver 2014

    This coming weekend sees Kinver play host to a number of acts in the village, come see them all for free!

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  • It’s nearly here!

    Parking information

    It costs £3 to park your car on one of the large car parks. It’s then a short walk to the village.

    You can drive in from either the north of the village via A458/Hyde Lane entrance (if you’re coming from Bridgnorth, Wolverhampton, Stourbridge etc). In which case follow the signs to Edgecliff school where there is a large car park. Marshals and signs will guide the way. (Map link: http://bit.ly/1qeTaoR)

    If you’re coming from the south via the A449 and past the Vine pub (Dunsley), follow the signs up and then down Church Hill. Again, a short walk will take you to the centre of the village.

    Disabled Parking

    Enter the village from A458/Hyde Lane and follow the signs around the village to Fairfield Drive and park on the field opposite Foley Infants School:

    http://bit.ly/1pXCAaT

    Blue badge holders park free.

    Entrance fee

    All High Street entertainment is free. There is a cost of £3 (aged 12 and under free) for access to the main arena where there are even more stalls, the Vikings, car show, bouncy castles and all kinds of food, drink and entertainment (did we mention the beer tent?)

    This year will be the biggest and best ever!

     

     

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  • Do something to protect Kinver’s Green belt from planners

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    Hopefully everyone is aware now of the plans by South Stafforshire Council to build 90 new homes in Kinver on green belt land. This is all part of the “Local Plan” and as well as these homes, provision has to be made for more in the future. No matter what you think of the current state of housing in the village, this means a significant reduction in the amount of green space with some very precious land potentially going to be lost to building.

    Residents are quite rightly annoyed at this plan and are currently mobilising to do something about it.

    If you’d like to help the effort for the residents to have more say in what is or isn’t built in the village, you can use the following links:

    Facebook

    Kinver Conservation Group has been formed as the main mouthpiece for people of the village to air their concerns.

    Petitions

    You can sign a petition here to protect Kinver’s green belt.

    Email

    Want to take more direct action? Contact Gavin Williamson our local MP here : gavin@gavinwilliamson.org

Find out about where to eat or stay in Kinver Village, what businesses and shops trade in the village and how to enjoy a full day out in this wonderful little oasis of the Black Country. There is plenty to be enjoyed by all the family for tourists, and villagers alike. A brilliant location to live or to visit for a holiday.
Browse our pages for information regarding the heritage of Kinver village and Kinver Edge - an area of outstanding natural beauty which has been found to be incredibly important historically. Please Follow Us or contact us if you have any information you believe would be of use, or if you are interested in advertising on our pages.

The award winning village of Kinver and the surrounding countryside is steeped in history dating back thousands of years. The centre of Kinver village was planned in the feudal 13th century during the reign of the Plantagenet Monarchs, and the original burgage plots along the High Street remain today. There are plenty of Tudor Houses and Inns which have won awards for their restoration. The village was within the Royal Forest of Kinver, and nearby Stourton Castle was the Royal Hunting Lodge and Royal Forester’s lodge for King John. Kinver Forest was part of a large forest which included Wyre and Morfe Forests. Whilst the forest is a shadow of it’s once large expanse, Kinver can be easilly located with good accuracy in Google Earth from a great height.

Kinver Edge is a woodland sandstone ridge high above the village offering fantastic views across the West Midlands and surrounding counties, now owned by the National Trust. The sandstone rocks date back 230 million years to when dinosaurs roamed the planet, and are said to be the last inhabitated caves in Europe. The Martindale Caves were restored and reopened to the public in 2012. The Staffs & Worcs canal passes through the village at Dunsley, and is popular for boaters passing through on a boating holiday, walkers, cyclists and anglers.

Download one of our featured walks with a route map to enjoy the pleasant and tranquil countryside in and around Kinver, Dunsley and Compton.


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