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Green Spaces Walking Tour

£8.00£10.00 (inc. VAT)

Our Green Spaces Walking Tour takes in some of Birmingham’s most picturesque places; exploring parts of the city’s colossal canal network, the beautiful and picturesque Edgbaston Reservoir and uncovering some of Birmingham’s hidden green-space secrets. 

Join us for our green tour exploring Birmingham’s parks, canals and walkways whilst learning about the city’s industrial roots  

The tour will operate three different routes that will rotate on a tri-weekly basis. Join us for one, two, or sign up for all three! All tours start at 10am. Check booking details for specific dates for each route. 

Disclaimer and consent:

In order to take part everyone will need to complete our disclaimer and consent form. (Opens in new window)

You will be asked to complete the consent form once you have received your booking confirmation. To save time on the day please complete the form before arrival and please ensure all members of your group do so too.

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Description

Our Green Spaces Walking Tour takes in some of Birmingham’s most picturesque places; exploring parts of Birmingham’s colossal canal network, the beautiful and picturesque Edgbaston Reservoir and uncovering some of Birmingham’s hidden green-space secrets. 

These guided tours will focus on the history and heritage of places on the route using our tour guide systems. You’ll discover new things about buildings and places that many people don’t notice on a day-to-day basis. 

The tour will operate three different routes that will rotate on a tri-weekly basis – check booking details for specific dates for each route, with all tours starting at 10am. 

Soho Loop Walk 

A canal walk from the Roundhouse, around the Soho Loop, making a stop at the historical All Saints Park before returning to the Roundhouse. This route will focus on the historical impact of the Soho Loop on industrial Birmingham. 

Edgbaston Reservoir Walk 

A green walk exploring some of Birmingham’s historical parks before exploring the Edgbaston Reservoir, taking in its beauty and learning its origins. 

Harborne Walkway Walk 

A summer stroll down the Harborne Walkway, uncovering the vital role it played in Birmingham’s population growth. Discovering how a once busy passenger and freight line with up to 30 trains each way every day is now a green haven for both wildlife and people. 

Each route will start and finish at the Roundhouse and will take approximately 2 hours. 

#SeeTheCityDifferently

Great for: Finding some green space in the hustle and bustle of the city; stretching your legs and enjoying a bit of fresh air with people; something memorable to do with visiting family and friends.

 

 


 

Event Details

Dates: These walking tours take place on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s. Check booking details for specific dates.  

For group bookings and other dates, complete the enquiry form on the Group Booking page. 

Time-slots: 10am

Meeting Point: Check in at the Roundhouse Visitor Centre on arrival, 10 minutes before your tour starts.

Finishing Point: Back in the Roundhouse!

Directions: View our "Getting here" page for detailed directions.

Duration: Approximately two hours, which includes time to enjoy the spaces and take pictures! 

Suitable For: 12+, all under 18’s need to be accompanied by an adult.

Number of Steps? Depending on the route, anywhere between 3-4 miles.

Sorry, but on this tour we can't accept dogs.


Visitor Info

Make sure to come along and check in at our reception least 10 minutes prior to the tour to make sure we're ready to start on time!

We’ll be in the great outdoors. This means that you’ll need to be prepared for our British weather, this could mean waterproofs and sun cream. Please check the forecast ahead of time. Our guided tours and walks will go ahead whatever the weather so plan accordingly.

Our Victorian cobbles can be a little uneven and steep in places, this Roundhouse Birmingham experience will involve lots of walking. You’ll need comfortable shoes/boots/trainers suitable for walking in the outdoors. Although much of the routes are paved, in some way there will be patches of mud. 

We recommend you bring a drink and/or snack to keep your energy levels up 

Please provide proof of your eligibility for concessions or discounts on arrival.

Venue: The Roundhouse

Directions: 1 Sheepcote St, Birmingham B16 8AE

Group Booking FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

Please get in touch with us to organise a group booking.

Roundhouse Birmingham accepts card payments and cash. We accept all card, Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, except for American Express. We don’t have a cash machine on site – you’ll find the nearest one in Brindley Place.

Group Booking FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

Please get in touch with us to organise a group booking.

Roundhouse Birmingham accepts card payments and cash. We accept all card, Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, except for American Express. We don’t have a cash machine on site – you’ll find the nearest one in Brindley Place.

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