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Walks in Birmingham

Walks in Birmingham

The second lockdown has started and even though we already know what to expect after the first lockdown we saw in April, I thought it would be good to give you some ideas on where to go for a walk other than the city centre!

Here are some of my favourite green areas in Birmingham which are definitely worth visiting:

1. Cannon Hill Park
Cannon Hill Park is located just 20min bus journey from the city centre, but once you’re there you would never have guessed it’s so close to the urban area! The park is made up of 80 acres of parkland and 120 acres of conservation and woodland plantation, full of various kinds of birds and other animals. This is definitely my favourite park in Birmingham where I can walk and clear my mind, and I hope you’ll find your peace of mind walking on its pathways and enjoying the greenery and the wildlife!

2. Edgbaston Reservoir
As the name says, this 70 acre site, most of which is open water, is located in Edgbaston which is not too far from University College Birmingham either – just a 20min bus journey. The site features woodland and grassland which also supports a variety of birdlife. The reservoir is very popular with joggers and walkers, but you can also try some water sports such as kayaking and sailing.

3. Moseley Park and Pool
Moseley Park and Pool is located just two miles from Birmingham city centre, and about 25min journey on a bus. This park features 11 acres of parkland and a beautiful lake packed with fish. The park is also known as a festival site of the Moseley Folk Festival and it features lots of grassy areas where you can enjoy the peacefulness of this lovely site!

4. Highbury Park
Located just between Moseley and Kings Heath, this park not only has vast green space but also historical and cultural buildings, including the estate of Joseph Chamberlain, former Lord Mayor of Birmingham. The park is a great place for walkers, joggers and cyclists, so make sure you have your walking/running shoes on, and enjoy the greenery.

These are only some of the beautiful parks Birmingham has to offer, so make sure you go and enjoy some fresh air when you can. It’ll help you boost your mental and physical health.

Thanks for reading!

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