With miles of canals and a compact city centre, what better way to explore Birmingham and the wider region than by bicycle?
Route 5 of the National Cycle Network enters Birmingham in the Frankley area and follows the Rea Valley Route to the City Centre. The route passes through the heart of Birmingham taking in major destinations including the International Convention Centre, Centenary Square and the Barclaycard Arena, before leaving the city along the Birmingham Canal towards Smethwick
Part of the National Cycle Network Route 53 which runs from Birmingham to Peterborough. Throughout Birmingham the Cole Valley Route provides a mainly surfaced off road route through Hodge Hill, Yardley, Hall Green and Selly Oak.
Beginning at Rea Street in Digbeth, following the course of the River Rea to it’s source in the Waseley Hills. Mainly along traffic-free paths, although some sections are on road. Approximately 10 miles one way.
The on-road route starts at Fazeley Street, near Millenium Point and goes on to Ward End and Castle Vale passing through Ward End Park. Approximately 6 miles one way.
Covering an area of approximately 300 acres, comprising open grassland, wetlands, old hedgerows and some mature woodland. Situated on the edge of the city, the land has escaped development and become a haven for wildlife. The park offers great opportunities for cycling and walking.
The New Hall Country Valley Park cycle pathways form part of the North Birmingham Cycling and Walking Route. Birmingham City Council aims to create a connected cycle route that starts from Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and runs through Kingstanding, Sutton Park and New Hall Valley and then returns to the canal.
Woodgate Valley Country Park is an area of countryside in the centre of Bartley Green and Quinton. It is an ideal place to go for a leisurely walk, observe wildlife, walk the dog, ride a horse or cycle through.
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