Glacial Boulder Heritage Walk
This is a five mile linear walking trail which explores the little-known glacial erratic boulders of South Birmingham. From the Great Stone in Northfield to the Lapworth Museum of Geology, the route weaves through the streets and parks of Birmingham’s leafy suburbs. Join us to discover the secrets of these remaining relics of our prehistoric heritage – made in a volcano and brought here by glacier half a million years ago.
This trail is one of eight trails created during the project: ‘Birmingham’s Erratic Boulders: Heritage of the Ice Age’, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
All the trail leaflets and further information can be found on the project website
The route is well served by buses along the Bristol Road (A38) and by train. Eating facilities are available in Selly Oak and the University Campus.
This free tour has limited capacity. If you find you have booked but can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket on Eventbrite so we can pass on your ticket to someone else.
Organised by Black Country Geological Society
Date & Time
Fri 8 Sept | 10am–1pm
The walk starts at the entrance to the Pastoral Centre Car Park in Northfield (opposite The Great Stone Inn) 173 Church Road, Northfield, B31 2LX.
The walk ends at the Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham.
Wheelchair access on pavements and through parks. Where wheelchair access is not possible an alternative route is available. If you are planning to join the walk in a wheelchair, please do email us