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Harborne Walkway - walk, jog or cycle - enjoy!

Could we suggest that you join the walkway at the Harborne end (south), the start of the walk located in Forest Drive, B17 9HW.

An alternative start point is on Park Hill Road near the bridge, up a steep unmade track to the north end of the bridge.

Park Hill Road Bridge

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

The entrance from the far corner of Forest Drive takes you up a path to the south side of the bridge where you can walk across and see wonderful views before starting on the walkway itself.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Weekin Works

Near to the Park Hill Road entrance is the Weekin built in 1851 alongside the banks of the Chad Brook, and next to the Harborne Railway Line. It was originally a brickworks.

Weekin Works

Photography by Elliott Brown.

Westfield Road Allotments

Flanked by the Nature Reserve is the Westfield Road Allotments.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Harborne Nature Reserve

Next and off to your left is the start of Harborne's very own Nature Reserve. 

The rail line at this point runs along a raised embankment with steed drops either side.

Chad Brook

Running along the walkway and visible at various places is Chad Brook.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Tunnel under Hagley Road Station

Next on the walkway is the old Harborne branch railway line track. This line opened in 1874. It closed to passengers in 1934 and for goods by 1963.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

The site of the old Hagley Road Station.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Now on to another of the tunnels to be found on the walkway.

Portland Road Tunnel

Photography by Daniel Sturley

On to the final tunnel at the northern end of the walkway.

Selwyn Road Tunnel

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

And what a lovely way to finish the walk at Summerfield Park.

Summerfield Park


Photography by Elliott Brown.

Th old rail line runs along the south edge of Summerfield Park and near to the Icknield Port Road entrance is the site of the Icknield Port Station

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

The north-east corner of Summerfield Park is on the Dudley Road which goes straight to the ring road.

Take our feature here for more about Summerfield Park.

There is much to enjoy at this end of the walkway with Edgbaston Reservoir and Perrott's Folly all close by. 

See our feature on Edgbaston Reservoir here.

Edgbaston Reservoir

Photography by Peter Leadbetter.

See our feature on Perrott's Folly here.

The Two Towers

Photography by Elliott Brown.

We hope you've enjoyed this trail. 

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