Next walk: Harborne Walkway, 8 Oct 2023
Our October walk is a varied urban walk which starts and ends in Birmingham City Centre, taking in 2 canals and the old Harborne Railway, now a city ‘greenway’. It involves some street walking (across Edgbaston to Harborne) and we will also walk through the new Canalside development ‘Port Loop’. The walk is flat, other than 12 steps up to street level at Somerset Road and a very short but quite steep incline from street level up to the Harborne Walkway. Underfoot it is mostly surfaced canal tow path, pavement or good paths. Please note the first 20 minutes is a busy stretch of canal path so we will need to walk 1 or 2 abreast much of the time.
We will first follow the Worcester canal past the University to Somerset Road. We then cross leafy Edgbaston to Harborne and join the Harborne Walkway. This brings us out at Summerfield Park. From the park exit we have a short stretch of road again (Icknield Port Road) then walk down to the Wolverhampton Main Line Canal via the interesting new Port Loop development. We cross the canal and walk back into the city centre.
Two extensions are possible for those who want a slightly longer walk: a stroll around Edgbaston Reservoir, or the 1 ¾ mile Soho Loop (the older Birmingham – Wolverhampton Canal) which passes Winson Green Prison and the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust before rejoining the Mainline canal.)
Please wear suitable shoes / boots and remember to bring some lunch / drinks and something to sit on.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome but will need to be on a lead.
Contact us for details on how to go to the start of the walk.
We are still collecting for Women’s Aid, and optional donations of 1£ (or more) will be welcome.