Hiking Along the Canal

Today we decided to check out the canals of Birmingham. First we walked towards city centre to Brindleyplace and walked along the canal back to our house.

                                           


This is Brindley Place.
Floating Cafe



That is Barclaycard Area. They have concerts and events there.


We were walking away from Brindley Place towards our house and it was getting more residential. There is many flats overlooking the canal.


People like to go for walks and runs along the canal. People also bike to work along the canal avoiding the roads.

The path was not longer paved.


There wasn't a lot around in this part of the canal. It's probably not the greatest place to walk alone at night.

There are a few parts of Birmingham that are vacant lots or old factories that are no longer in use.

Check out the greenery around the canal.

You can go on canal boat cruises which we've never done but I imagine that they are a great idea for tourists.







It was a nice walk and great to explore our new city. Maybe by the end of our time here we will know every nook and cranny in this city.

Thank you for reading. If you enjoyed this post and want to see more of Birmingham Canals, check out our post on "Wandering, Hoummus, Curry and Planning."

Comments

  1. I love seeing photos that show where other people live. It lets you peek into their lives without being creepy haha. I would have wanted to explore those abandoned factories, with the right lighting I'm certain some stunning photos could be taken inside.

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    1. Lol. Great way of putting it. The abandoned factories were pretty creepy!

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  2. I love the canal walk in Rochester where my parents live. I can just imagine you get the same feel there.

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  3. I love following your journey! It is such a beautiful place and I love seeing all the pictures!

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  4. Several of your photos in this post are truly lovely! I could see at least two of them in wall prints easily, matted and framed. Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much. Considering we have no photography skills, that is very lovely to hear.

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  5. The canals look so beautiful! I love the photos with the greenery, but yes, you definitely would not want to be walking along some of those places at night! Especially around those empty factories.
    Amanda

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  6. What a beautiful place to take a walk. I think it would have been marvelous if you were able to go to the floating cafe. 😘😘

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  7. beautiful place it is. pictures are stunning . hope to visit this place soo. thanx for sharing :)

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  8. It's definitely a lovely place for a walk if you're with company. I wouldn't want to walk there at night either. I think the view is quite nice though. It's relaxing.

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  9. What a lovely place to walk! My husband lived in Birmingham when we met. I've only ever spent a weekend there (en route to Nottingham) but have been meaning to return!

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    1. Hope you do. We love Birmingham. Although Nottingham is awesome too!

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  10. Great finds on spots to just take a leisure walk! Especially with all the beautiful and scenic views surrounding the trials!

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    1. Yea. We have walked here many times now.

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  11. Omg how beautiful! I will most likely be at the Floating Cafe every morning!

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    1. Thank you. Yeah the floating cafe looked cool.

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  12. Oh wow, these pics are stunning. I bet that was a fun experience hiking through there!

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  13. Now this is my type of hiking. The view along the canal is amazing!

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  14. I have always been fascinated by river canals. I like to imagine the different types of people that have used those waterways since they were built and the unique stories behind them.

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    1. Yeah, there is actually a lot of history here and plaques put up to read about it.

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  15. It looks like you had a great day. I'd love to explore the canals in England one day.

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  16. It's so refreshing following your journeys!! The canal is my favorite in this particular venture. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you. The canal is a great part of Birmingham.

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  17. I would love to walk the canal. It looks like a nice stroll.

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  18. Omg such lovely photos!!! Looks like y'all had a wonderful time exploring the canal!

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