Aston History Walk
Aston’s history is generally overlooked by the draw of Birmingham, its much bigger neighbour. Aston has many listed buildings. This guided walk will pass 14 listed buildings. The oldest was constructed in 1480 and can trace its origins back to the 9th century. We will talk about the evolution of the area since Roman Times
60% of the walk is on canal tow paths. It will take you to see under Spaghetti Junction and discover another world that is central point of the canal, railway and road system.
The canal tow paths are well maintained. The road element is generally on quiet roadside footpaths. There are short severe gradients on the canal tow path otherwise it is easy going.
Be aware that during the walk there are no refreshment facilities or toilets on the route.
Aston Station is well served by trains on the Cross City (north) and Walsall lines from New Street Station. The 65 and 67 bus stops in Lichfield Road.
Motorists are recommended to leave their vehicle in the cul-de-sac in front of the Parish Church, the entrance is off Aston Hall Road. It is a short walk to Aston Station.
Organised by Aston Parish Church
Date & TimeMon 11 Sept | 10.30am–12.30pm
LocationThe walk starts from Platform 1 at Aston Railway Station (Lichfield Road, B6 7PR)
Finish is at the Aston Tavern, 10 Aston Hall Road, B6 7FF
Wheelchair access is possible, but an assistant would be needed for the steep gradients with rough surfaces designed to prevent the horse’s hoofs slipping.