A moderate walk (canal) starting and finishing in Birmingham, England, about 11.73km (7.29 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:00. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 19 Feb 2011
t's a (fairly) well known fact that Birmingham has more canals than Venice. OK, you can't finish a walk around them with a pizza in St Mark's Square, but on the flip side a pizza in the Bull Ring doesn't cost £25.
The canal network was constructed to serve the city during the industrial revolution. Nowadays the main focus is tourism, and a wander along the towpath is a great way to get a taste of this city. This walk starts right in the heart of Britain's second largest city, and heads west through the districts to Sandwell.
For more info about the canal, visit: www.waterscape.com/in-your-area/warwickshire/birmingham