The canal bustled with barges carrying freight in and out night and day. But i suggest the following walk from bmag to jewellery quarter to get you to see more of the canals and see how they have been redeveloped over the last 20 or so years.
The canal plunges down through dramatically floodlit archways office undercrofts and claustrophobic tunnels.
Birmingham canal walk. Don t forget the canals themselves which have played a significant role in birmingham s success over the last 200 years. The worcester birmingham canal connected the black country to the sea by providing a link to the river severn opening trade routes to the world. Nowadays the main focus is tourism and a wander along the towpath is a great way to get a.
We will then walk to gas street basin to start the canal walk at 10 30. Explore birmingham s canals and landmarks on a walking tour and discover the georgian victorian and modern influences on the cityscape. By janine moore 21 5k views.
Feel the bustle and excitement of britain s canal capital as you take a virtual tour around the arteries of the industrial revolution. Just a short walk through birmingham s streets will tell a fascinating story about this constantly evolving city for those who know where to look. Birmingham canal walk heritage and leisure.
Birmingham city virtual canal walk. Start in the heart of things at brindley place and look out for the national sea life centre and the icc before heading. We always enjoy a canal walk we like the contrasts this canal sits alongside a railway line into birmingham so you have high speed and low speed separated only by a fence tree lined green spaces to our right as the canal sits calm and tranquil while to our left steel barbed wire fences and old car tyres frame the trains that thunder.
Nowadays tourist boats keep the canals busy. At the height of the industrial boom there were at least 170 miles of canals in the birmingham canal navigations. It begins at gas street basin in the heart of birmingham s shopping and cultural districts leading out into the green and peaceful midlands countryside.
The canal network was constructed to serve the city during the industrial revolution. The walk covers 30 miles. 1 leave the bmag and walk westwards under our old 1970s library past mcdonalds and wetherspoons till you come.
The walk starts from worcester foregate station at 9 00 from where we will catch a train to birmingham new street. Ok you can t finish a walk around them with a pizza in st mark s square but on the flip side a pizza in the bull ring doesn t cost 25. Gain intimate insight into brindleyplace broad street and beyond as you explore with your live guide or audio guide and gain a comprehensive overview of the history and heritage of the english.
Anybody wishing to start from birmingham can join the walk at gas street basin at 10 30 but please notify the walk leader on 07766473720 and state that you. It s a fairly well known fact that birmingham has more canals than venice. It is said that birmingham has more canals than venice and for the most part built in the 1700 s 1800 s for industrial haulage.
The birmingham fazeley canal links urban and rural landscapes. Though the canal does run behind the bmag it does not actually go from the bmag to near the jewellery quarter.