BirminghamWythall

Birwyt two
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Distance

13km/8mi

Ascent

136m

Descent

103m

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Description

Birmingham via Edgbaston, Balsall Heath, Moseley, Kings Heath, Billesley Common and Warstock. Then goes into North Worcestershire and reaches Wythall via Hollywood. About one third urban, one third suburban and one third rural. Very well served for shops, pubs and food for the first two thirds. Also links well to arterial bus routes

Birmingham via Edgbaston, Balsall Heath, Moseley, Kings Heath, Billesley Common and Warstock. Then goes into North Worcestershire and reaches Wythall via Hollywood. About one third urban, one third suburban and one third rural. Very well served for shops, pubs and food for the first two thirds. Also links well to arterial bus routes

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Birmingham
Grid RefSP0692386533
Lat / Lon 52.47670° / -1.89950°
Easting / Northing406,923E / 286,533N
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Wythall
Grid RefSP0920275728
Lat / Lon 52.37953° / -1.86623°
Easting / Northing409,202E / 275,728N
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Reviews


Saira

12 May 2022

This is a great route that connects Birmingham to Wythall. It traverses some really interesting and vibrant neighbourhoods in Birmingham including Kings Heath, Moseley and Balsall Heath! Lots of places to stop along the way (from parks to cafes) making it easy to break up the walk.


Danravenellison

03 Mar 2022

Is this THE best way to get between Birmingham and Wythall!?

This is a good route that goes through some really interesting parts of Birmingham.

For an urban route it could be a little more accessible. Not far from starting in Wythall you'll need to cross a solid metal fence that currently does not have agate or stile.

Would love to walk this route again in the summer.


David Sanderson

29 Aug 2021

Starting in Wythall I was soon following the pavement north along Lea Green Lane into the countryside. Turning right as I got into Hollywood the path follows the footpath to the east, bypassing the village but then going along some very well to do private roads. Beyond here is the only countryside of the walk but I saw some worrying signs that this footpath might be under threat from housing development. As the route entered Birmingham I enjoyed the wide pavements of a very suburban section. Warstock and Billesley Common are unspectacular but it gave me the chance to buy a drink on a very hot day. I noted some offroad options along the way but discounted them: The Stratford on Avon Canal takes you west-east when you want to be going north-south and neither Cocks Moor Woods or Billesley Common can be followed through to the other side. At half way, Kings Heath is a vibrant part of Birmingham and offers a lot of stopping options. The stretch of the Alcester Road covered goes as far as Moseley and then takes a couple of side streets towards Edgbaston. Beyond Balsall Heath it picks up the River Rea and crosses the inner ring road in Highgate. Beyond there it's Sherlock Street and then to the meeting place via the Gay Village and Hurst Street. This route has an emphasis on directness and safety and involves walking a lot of pavements. There is no lane walking and crossings are available for nearly all roads. I'd considered if there might be a walk via Cannon Hill Park which drops into Kings Heath further down but that added a couple of km to the journey and it was a compromise for another version of this route. This route is very well linked for bus transport with both the very regular 50 and outer circle 11 featuring.


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