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Harborne Walkway (Disused), Birmingham, UK

From You3626.88 Mi
Local TipsThe Plough (Opposite the Green Man at end of Harborne High Street and close to the end of this trail) is a popular place for athletes to refuel.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2014-11-15
Created Byeegan
  • Soft
  • Running
  • Walking
  • Flat
  • Out And Back
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
Street Crossings
  • None
Max Distance4-6
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionThis trail is build along a disused railway line (hence the nickname), and consequently is flat, and passes under or over the roads it intersects. It can be accessed from Park Hill Road (near Harborne High Street), from Summerfield Park, or from a number of the roads that it passes under onroute (including Hagley Road). The route can get muddy in places following heavy rain. From Summerfield Park you can link with the canel network (run straight through the park and across a few roads until you reach the canal; turn right to head into the city centre, and left to head away from the city) and the very pleasant Edgbaston Reservoir. To get to the reservoir (which is difficult to find the first time), turn left when you enter Summerfield Park from the walkway, exit through the gate ahead, turn left and follow the pavement to the next junction. Turn left and immediately cross the road where you will find some steps which lead down to the reservoir.

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  • Surface has recently (summer 2015) been updated from bark to gravel, which means it won't get so muddy in the winter, but is a little less soft to run on. ( by eegan on 2015-10-12 )