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Birsut one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield.

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Is this route good enough? -  No (2)

Problems reported -  Access (2)

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Grid Ref SP0692386533
Lat / Lon 52.47670° / -1.89950°
Easting / Northing 406,923E / 286,533N
Sutton Coldfield
Grid Ref SP1198996469
Lat / Lon 52.56594° / -1.82455°
Easting / Northing 411,989E / 296,469N
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Birsut One's land is

Green urban 1.7%
Moors 16.8%
Urban 81.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Mary Oz

16 Mar 2022 Winter

I agree with David that this route is unusable. I walked Birsut 2 and I could see the blockage on Park Lane, caused by HS2 works. I've also had a good look on aerial maps and Google street view at the section requiring you to walk on the railway and the River Rea, and it looks completely unwalkable.

David Sanderson

03 Jul 2021 Summer

Utterly unusable. Park Street is temporarily closed in Digbeth for the building of Curzon Street HS2 Station (this will be for years). More importantly an impossible route is followed all the way from Curzon Street Canal Tunnel to Star City. The walker is supposed to join the railway(!) and then follow the River Rea (there is no walkway!). Please use Birsut 2 which is a usable version of this walk. It will be available soon.

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