The 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 OS maps show the route from the Commandery as passing directly along the canal. It is possible to follow this route as it is waymarked.
However the correct route which takes in King Charles House is as follows " Leave the towpath at Sudbury Bridge No 3 - and passing to the right of The Commandery walk north along Sidbury, cross Walls Road to then go right along Friar Street to eventually arrive at "King Charles House"
It was here that the King was taken after quickly leaving the Commandery, but it was to offer no refuge for th story goes that no sooner had he arrived than Roundhead troopers started to beat down the front door. Charles managed to escape from the rear door by the skin of his teeth.
From "King Charles House follow the pedestrian (tourist) signs for St Martins Gate and Shrub Hill Railway station. You will pass to the right of the Asda supermarket and continue through the side of the Asda car park under tunnel. Crossing the road in front you head towards the right hand side of Staples, soon arriving at Bridge 5 over the Worcester and Birmingham canal where you head north (left) along the towpath.