Tag Archives: Birmingham

Next walk: Shire Country Park, 12 May

The Shire Country Park is a local nature reserve along the River Cole Valley, with a mixture of wetlands, grasslands, woodland and heath. The park was named to honour the life and work of J.R.R. Tolkien who lived within its … Continue reading

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Next walk: Birmingham Canals and Christmas Market, 10 Dec 2023

Our final walk of the year will be a relaxing 2-3 mile exploration of the canals around Birmingham city centre. A visit to the Christmas Market on Victoria Square will conclude our walk. Towpaths might be a bit slippery so please … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Next walk: Manor Farm Park and Bournville, 10 Sept 2023

Our September walk will be a history walk through Manor Farm Park and around Bournville in Birmingham. It will also be a celebration of Gill Coffin’s 80th birthday! The park, which dates back to medieval times, includes a restored lake with … Continue reading

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Next walk: Bartley Reservoir, 9 July

Our July walk will be a 7.5 mile circular starting at Bartley Reservoir. It covers a mixture of terrains – woodland, farmland, bridle paths and road/lanes. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but there are a few stiles and there may … Continue reading

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Next walk: Birmingham Canals and Christmas Market, 11 Dec 2022

Our final walk of the year will be a relaxing 2-3 mile exploration of the canals around Birmingham city centre. A visit to the Christmas Market on Victoria Square will conclude our walk. Towpaths might be a bit slippery so please … Continue reading

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Next walk: Elmdon Park, 13 Nov 2022

Our relaxing November walk encompasses two parks and a runway, with plane and parrot spotting included for free. The route is a mostly flat 4.5-5 miles with no stiles or gradients. We will stroll from Elmdon Park to Sheldon Country … Continue reading

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Next walk: Clent and Waseley Hills, 9 Oct 2022

This month’s walk is a 9.4 mile circular route in the Clent and Waseley Hills. The route includes three principal summits: Windmill Hill (285m), Walton Hill (316m) and Clent Hill itself (309m), and the estimated duration is 4.5 hours. Please … Continue reading

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Next walk: Woodgate Valley Country Park, 8 May 2022

This month’s walk starts from Woodgate Valley Country Park and takes us through fields, over the Lapal Canal Tunnel, past a 13th-century ruined abbey and down green lanes through an ancient woodland. It’s approximately 3 1⁄2 miles long. The walking … Continue reading

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Next walk: Lickey Hills, 13 Feb 2022

Our February walk takes us to the delightful Lickey Hills, one of Birmingham’s most varied parks. Covering over 500 acres, it has a complex and interesting geology which has created a variety of habitats. These include woodlands, heathland and grassland, … Continue reading

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