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Canal from Birmingham to Sandwell
Introduction to Walk 3068

Photo from the walk - Canal from Birmingham to Sandwell

County/Area - West Midlands

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - nominal or unknown

Time - 4 hours 0 minutes

Grade - moderate

Starting from Birmingham City Centre this linear walk includes some of the modern features of Britain's second city. It then continues by exploring some of the historic canal heritage of Birmingham and adjacent Sandwell with the Birmingham canal Navigation one of the great civil engineering feats of the age.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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