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Maps and Trails

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Whatever your passion, go virtual and plan your time, your visits and your trips.

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Introducing BirminghamWeAre - A FreeTimePays Community of Passion
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Introducing BirminghamWeAre - A FreeTimePays Community of Passion

BirminghamWeAre is a digital space for individuals and organisations who want to create an impact and make a difference for themselves, for others and for their community.

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Chamberlain Square - places to visit mapped for you
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Chamberlain Square - places to visit mapped for you

Here we have mapped a selection of places that we would recommend you visit in Chamberlain Square.

This includes: 

Chamberlain Memorial, The Town Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, One and Two Chamberlain Square and The Dishoom restaurant.

Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Art; Culture & creativity, Modern Architecture, Squares and public spaces, Classic Architecture
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Centenary Square - places to visit mapped for you
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Centenary Square - places to visit mapped for you

Here we have mapped a selection of places that we would recommend you visit in Centenary Square.

This includes: 

The Library of Birmingham, The Hall of Memory, Symphony Hall, The Birmingham Rep, and many other places of interest.

 

Passions: Civic pride, Art; Culture & creativity, Modern Architecture, Squares and public spaces, Classic Architecture
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Victoria Square - places of interest mapped for you
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Victoria Square - places of interest mapped for you

Here we have mapped a selection of places that we would recommend as of real cultural interest in Victoria Square.

This includes: 

Birmingham Council House, The Town Hall, Victoria Square House; The River and Youth ('Floozie in the Jacuzzi'), and the Statue of Queen Victoria.

Enjoy!.

Passions: Civic pride, Art; Culture & creativity, Modern Architecture, Squares and public spaces, Classic Architecture
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A Short Walk Along the Dudley Number Two Canal at Bumble Hole
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A Short Walk Along the Dudley Number Two Canal at Bumble Hole

A grey day yes, but still nice for a short photo-walk along the Dudley Number Two Canal at the beautiful area known as Bumble Hole! Starting at Bumble Hole Bridge going past the Visitor Centre and as far as the south entrance to the 2768m Netherton Tunnel. Back towards  the visitor centre via another path. Photos taken along the way by Daniel Sturley. 

Passions: History & heritage, Health & wellbeing, Sport & leisure, Transport, Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, Local services, Rivers, lakes & canals, Landscape architecture, Green open spaces
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The Birmingham skyline as viewed from 103 Colmore Row - 23rd February 2022
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The Birmingham skyline as viewed from 103 Colmore Row - 23rd February 2022

This post pulls together a set of photos taken on the 23rd February from the south facing 18th floor terrace of the 103 Colmore Row building and shows in mapped format what can be seen of the Birmingham skyline particularly of some great modern and classic architecture. 

Passions: Construction & regeneration, Modern Architecture
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Modern architecture - Birmingham (City Centre) trail
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Modern architecture - Birmingham (City Centre) trail

Enjoy with our compliments this circular trail (walk, run or cycle) of some of the city's great modern architectural gems.  Duration of the trail if walking: 2-3 hours.   

Passions: Modern Architecture
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Tolkien experience - Birmingham (Outside City) trail
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Tolkien experience - Birmingham (Outside City) trail

Take this trail (walk, cycle or bus) between Perrott's Folly and Sarehole Mill and enjoy many of the places connected with the world renowned author, J.R.R. Tolkien during his time in Birmingham between 1895 and 1911.  

Take the article, view digital map or download the pdf map.

Article and words credited to Chris Upton, Kristina Williamson & Chris Rice.

Passions: History & heritage, Art; Culture & creativity
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Historic architecture - Birmingham (City Centre) trail
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Historic architecture - Birmingham (City Centre) trail

Enjoy with our compliments this trail (walk, run or cycle) of some of the city's great historic architectural gems. We've even ensured a great start or finish at one of the city's oldest public houses, The Old Contemptibles. Duration of the trail if walking: 2-3 hours.   

Passions: History & heritage
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The Manor Farm Park - walking trail
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The Manor Farm Park - walking trail

Follow this lovely Trail to explore and find out more about more about the great history of Manor Farm Park. If you are fortunate enough to visit in person, open up the trail on your mobile and enjoy a quite unique experience. 

Words credited to Chris Rice. 

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Moseley Park & Pool - a green open space trail
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Moseley Park & Pool - a green open space trail

This walk starts at the Alcester Road entrance to the Park & Pool in Victoria Parade (95 Alcester Road next to Dixons Estate Agents). 

If you cannot get there in person, enjoy the beauty of this wonderful location with us here and join our trail. 

Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action, People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green open spaces
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Kings Heath to Digbeth  - Culture, Creativity and some wonderful Parks – enjoy our trail!
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Kings Heath to Digbeth  - Culture, Creativity and some wonderful Parks – enjoy our trail!

Creativity, history, green open spaces and a whole lot of culture. Enjoy this trail with compliments of Birmingham We Are and our community. 

Passions: Art; Culture & creativity
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Cannon Hill Park - a green space trail
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Cannon Hill Park - a green space trail

This trail takes you through this wonderful park to some great landmarks and includes the option (which we most certainly recommend) of a visit to the Nature Centre and the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park. 

Explore a few places on the trail over an hour or two or spend a full day at Cannon Hill Park.  

Enjoy!   

Passions: Green open spaces
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City Centre to Bournville Village Trail
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City Centre to Bournville Village Trail

Here is a City Centre Trail (Centenery Square) to Bournville Village - walk, run, cycle or e-scoot.  Enjoy with compliments of our Birmingham community.

Passions: History & heritage, People & community
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Harborne Walkway - walk, jog or cycle - enjoy!
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Harborne Walkway - walk, jog or cycle - enjoy!

This wonderful trail is along the former Harborne railway line between Harborne and Summerfield Park. There are many places to join this walk, although for the purpose of this trail we will join at the Harborne end.  In total, it is 1.5 miles long.

Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Transport, Environment & green action, People & community, Green travel, Green open spaces
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A Short Walk along the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Between Newhall and Livery Street
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A Short Walk along the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Between Newhall and Livery Street

One of the most interesting stretches of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal can be found in the City Centre between the Newhall Street Bridge and the Livery Street Rail Bridge, unless you are somewhat claustrophobic! Mind your head and enjoy a great urbanscape away from the bustle of the Jewellery Quarter.

A gallery of photos along this route on 27th July is in the full article.

Passions: Rivers, lakes & canals
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 Sandwell Valley Country Park  Trail
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Sandwell Valley Country Park Trail

Sandwell Valley Country Park Trail

This is a wonderful walk or cycle ride in a wonderful Park. There is so much to enjoy including the Swan Pool, Sandwell Priory ruins and Sandwell Park Farm.  Enjoy with our compliments.

Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action, People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green open spaces
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Lozells Mural Trail by CREATENOTDESTROY
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Lozells Mural Trail by CREATENOTDESTROY's local artist Bunny Bread

We want to see you explore Lozells and discover untold stories by yourself or with your friends & families.

Recently, local street artist Mr Bunny Bread (CREATENOTDESTROY) has been designing, illustrating and installing outdoor art murals in the Lozells area, to promote community cohesion, culture and a collective voice.

Passions: Art; Culture & creativity
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Northfield - Take a tour with us!
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Northfield - Take a tour with us!

Birmingham has much more to offer than its magnificent city centre. There are some fascinating places to experience out in the neighbourhoods. Here's a look at Northfield. Well worth a visit. For history, there's St Laurence's Church and the Great Stone. Victoria Common is a great open space and not far away is Manor Farm Park.

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Passions: People & community
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Kings Heath - Take a tour with us!
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Kings Heath - Take a tour with us!

Birmingham has much more to offer than its magnificent city centre. There are some fascinating places to experience out in the neighbourhoods. Here's a look at Kings Heath. From Sarehole Mill (Moseley / Hall Green) via Moseley Golf Club and Billesley. On the Kings Heath High Street from the Hare & Hounds to the library. Via Highbury Hall & Park etc.

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Birmingham Pubs and Heritage with the Victorian Society - take our trail
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Birmingham Pubs and Heritage with the Victorian Society - take our trail

The Victorian Society invites you to join them (personally or digitally) on a tour of a few Pubs in Birmingham to experience the incredible history associated with the building whilst enjoying, at the same time, a few great ales.

Here you can enjoy the same trail and go and experience it for yourself. 

Passions: History & heritage, Classic Architecture
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Parks and Open Spaces - Birmingham loves them!
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Parks and Open Spaces - Birmingham loves them!

In and around Birmingham, there is so much to enjoy with great parks, open spaces, canals, nature and wildlife. There are so many spaces for people to visit and enjoy.

Passions: Environment & green action, Green open spaces
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Canals in and around Birmingham - enjoy them!
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Canals in and around Birmingham - enjoy them!

Birmingham is often referred to as being at the heart of Britain’s canal network. With over 100 miles of canals to explore, it’s easy to see why so take our feature and enjoy!

Passions: Rivers, lakes & canals
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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing modern architecture
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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing modern architecture

Let us introduce you to the creativity of Birmingham's architects and the wonderful modern architecture through features, galleries and maps and tours. 

Passions: Modern Architecture
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Showcasing the University of Birmingham - Brummie Gems
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Showcasing the University of Birmingham - Brummie Gems

A collection of photography showcasing the University of Birmingham.

Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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