GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Harborne Walkway

2 miles (2.5 km)

Follow the Harborne Walkway along a disused railway line from Summerfield Park to Harborne on this easy walk or cycle in Birmingham. The path is well surfaced so it's an easy, safe cycle ride to try in the city centre. It's also a nice atmospheric stroll with shady woodland and the pretty Summerfield Park to explore at one end of the route.
Right next to the park you will find Edgbaston Reservoir. You can follow the surfaced track around the water to extend your walk. You are also very close to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal so you could pick this up and enjoy a waterside walk or cycle.


B16 0ET - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Harborne Walkway OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Harborne Walkway Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The Harborne Walkway - - 110946

The Harborne Walkway. Looking north along the high embankment which crosses the Chad Valley. This peaceful and attractive path follows the trackbed of the former Harborne Railway. The 2 mile 34 chain single track line was opened to Harborne in 1874. Passenger services ended in 1934. Goods services continued into the 1950s, as the line also served the Mitchell & Butler's Brewery and the Chad Valley toy factory. The line was finally closed in 1963.

Summerfield Park bandstand front view

Summerfield Park bandstand front view. Built in 1907 (according to the inscription).

Harborne Walkway , site of Hagley Road Station (geograph 4717310)

Harborne Walkway, site of Hagley Road Station. One of three intermediate stations on the line, and the only one with a goods siding. This photo shows the shady woodland path in early autumn.

Path through Summerfield Park - - 2604932

Path through Summerfield Park. The route starts in this pretty park which dates from 1876 and includes a brick bandstand and wide tree lined paths.

Ghost trains only now-Edgbaston, Birmingham - - 3588231

Ghost trains only now-Edgbaston, Birmingham. Hagley Road sign on the path.

Park Hill Road railway bridge, Harborne (geograph 2831055)

Park Hill Road railway bridge, Harborne


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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