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‘Where the Trees Begin’ A wander around Birmingham’s Salubrious West Side

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General information

A New Year's Day walk without mud, stiles, gates or cattle. Instead we shall have towpaths, footpaths and paved ways along our circular exploration of  part of Birmingham's West Side from the City Centre to Edgbaston's Vale. We shall have the opportunity to traverse the broad avenues laid out in the 1800s and admire the grand villas of the movers and shapers as well as the homes of ordinary people leading ordinary lives. We'll pass the sometime homes of JRR Tolkien, Sir Alec Issigonis (automotive designer), WH Taylor (Ruskin Pottery) and the Birmingham painter Joseph Southall as well as the City's only Grade 1 Listed private residence.

Terrain / Difficulty

Easy walk on paved paths.

Approximate Distance

8 miles

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