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*Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Shrubbery  'This delightful area of the Gardens is characterised by beautiful walks, decorative foliage and enchanting water features.'

*Birmingham City Council

Includes information about the major Parks within the City.

*Cannon Hill Park
Size (acreage)200

'Runs along the River Rea from Stirchley to Edgbaston cricket ground. An area with a diverse industrial history (mainly forges and mills in the 16th Century), it is now one of city's five premier parks and has been awarded Green Flag status. There are walkways and cycle routes along side the River Rea aimed at catering for wildlife enthusiasts, those seeking exercise and people looking for a good day out.'

*City of Birmingham Ramblers

'We have an on-going programme of Sunday walks as well as Weekday walks and the more demanding Ridges and tops walks in the summer and autumn.'

*South Birmingham Ramblers

'Every week we meet up in Kings Norton to car share to the start of our walks. We lead a Short Walk of 5 miles, a Wednesday walk of 7 - 9 miles and a Sunday walk of 8 – 10 miles. Also in the Summer months we have Saturday walks that tend to be longer, more strenuous and further afield. Finally we have mini walks of up to 2 miles which are are open to members of the public, and are led at a more gentle pace.'

Birmingham & Fazeley Canal
Distance (miles)15

'The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal is a canal of the Birmingham Canal Navigations in the West Midlands of England. Its purpose was to provide a link between the Coventry Canal and Birmingham and thereby connect Birmingham to London via the Oxford Canal.'

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Canal Routes

See also

Birmingham and Fazeley Canal [Wikipedia]

Handsworth Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)2

'Explore Handsworth's hidden gems on a walking tour through time.'

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Hands on Handsworth

River Rea Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)14

'The River Rea travels through the many diverse communities of south west Birmingham. Rising on the Waseley Hills the river heads across the city towards its confluence with the River Tame near Spaghetti Junction (The Gravelly Hill interchange).'

Description from

West Midlands Cycling

Selly Oak Park Nature Trail
Distance (miles)1

'This nature, art and history trail was developed by Birmingham City Council and the Friends of Selly Oak Park in partnership with children from St Mary's School, and the Lapal Canal Trust who also made a donation.'

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Friends of Selly Oak Park

The Greenways of Birmingham

'100 miles of family friendly cycling and walking ... Birmingham's geography and industrial legacy has bestowed upon it a network of small rivers, canals, and Victorian parks which provide one of the best off road Urban Greenway networks in the U.K. ... The Birmingham Cycling and Walking Map is available in both paper and interactive form.'

See also

Birimingham Greenways [Heron Maps]

University of Birmingham Sculpture Trail

'Discover the wealth of styles, subjects and shapes of the University's sculpture collection ... '

Description from

University of Birmingham

Worcester and Birmingham Canal Walk
Distance (miles)31

'After leaving Birmingham you enter the countryside and will encounter a series of locks including Tarddebigge lock flight. With 30 locks in about 2 miles, Tarddebigge is the longest in the country, and also one of the steepest.'

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