Harborne Walkway: Then and Now
Join Roundhouse Birmingham this Birmingham Heritage Week for a pilot of a brand-new guided walk, in partnership with Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust.
We’ll start at the Roundhouse, and head towards the Harborne Walkway, uncovering the vital role it played in Birmingham’s growth. What was once a busy passenger and freight line with up to 30 trains each-way, each day, is now a green haven for both wildlife and people.
We’ll discover evidence of its use then as a busy, short railway that transported beer and toys and how it came to be a popular recreational trail. On our way back from the walkway we’ll take a walk around Edgbaston Reservoir’s wildlife and heritage.
As we complete the later parts of our walk, it’ll start to get dark so please bring along torch.
Some more info:
Distance: Around 3.5km
Walking time: Around 2 hours
Number of steps: Around 8000 steps
Full details can be found on the Roundhouse Birmingham website
Date & Time
Fri 17 Sept | 5.30pm–8pm
Roundhouse Birmingham, 1 Sheepcote Street, B16 8AE
£10 (£8 concessions)
The Roundhouse has some steep areas in the courtyard and has a historic cobbled surface, please do wear sensible shoes to make your way around the site. The route has been designed without steps and steep surfaces. If you would like to check in with the team to discuss accessibility ahead of your visit, please contact us.