Birmingham’s places to walk

Cannon Hill Park
There are 5 tennis courts, a bowling green and a mini-golf course all situated in the central area between the Midland Arts Centre and the Russell Road car park. There's also a childrens mini fun-fair working at weekends, weather permitting. Pedalo ships operate on the lake throughout the Summer season. There's a huge opportunity to explore the park and keep fit with either the 2km or 5km route.

Winterbourne House and Gardens
Constructed for industrialist John Nettlefold's growing family in 1903, Winterbourne House and Garden is a rare surviving example of an early 20th century suburban villa and garden.

Now the website is available to the public 7 days per week with a range of beautifully decorated period display rooms offering an insight to Edwardian life both above and below stairs. Outside, the Arts and Crafts garden delights in all seasons as well as the patio room is a wonderful place to treat yourself to lunch or afternoon tea.

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Trust
Step back in time and experience this oasis of tranquility inside these beautiful 10 acre walled gardens, restored to their 18th century splendour.

Historic plants, fruits and vegetables. Holly maze. Refreshments, gift shop and plant sales.

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses, located in the lovely suburb of Edgbaston are a 15-acre oasis of pleasure.

The gardens were created by top garden planner of the time J.C. Loudon and opened to readers in 1832. Nowadays, visitors can enjoy nature at its finest and discover the value of plants.

Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre
A hidden gem, Woodbrooke has Birmingham's biggest organically-managed backyard, comprising of ten acres of gardens, woodland, a Victorian Walled Garden and even a boating lake!

Woodbrooke is Chocolatier and Quaker George Cadbury's former house, close to historical Bournville. The woodland past the lake was designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC). The lawns around the house comprise specimen trees, some of which return to the initial planting of the garden. The arboretum has a collection of exotic trees and the walled garden supplies herbs, vegetables, fruit and flowers for cutting. Paths closest to the home have been made suitable for wheelchair users, and all visitors are invited to make themselves at home in the grounds. Call us to discover more. Teas and coffees available for a donation.