GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Kingfisher Country Park and Babbs Mill

3 miles (5 km)

Enjoy walking and cycling along the River Cole in this pretty country park in South Birmingham. The area includes a number of nature reserves, Babbs Mill Lake and Shard End Lake. In the park you'll find grassland,wetlandandwoodland. The main attraction is the nice waterside cycling and walking path along the river. There's also lots of wildlife to look out for includingherons,kingfishers, skylarks,water volesandmink.
The Solihull Way passes along the eastern end of the park so you could pick this up to continue your walk. You can follow it to Chelmsley Wood and Alcott Wood along the Kingshurst Brook.
Sheldon Country Park is also on the route and another nice local place for a walk or cycle.


B34 7PB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Kingfisher Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Kingfisher Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The park is a nice place to bring your dog for a walk so you'll probably see other owners on a fine day.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The River Cole Valley Cycle Route passes through the park and can be followed all the way to Yardley Wood along the river. It's a 10 mile route along a nice flat path, passing through the Birmingham suburbs and linking with the Grand Union Canal Walk. On the way it passes the noteworthy Sarehole Mill. The 16th century mill is notable as Birmingham's last surviving water mill and well worth a visit. Near the mill there's the Moseley Bog Nature Reserve to visit as well. Here you can enjoy more easy trails around the ancient woodland with lots of wildlife to see on the way.
The circular Solihull Walk can be picked up nearby. It visits several of the local highlights including the Grand Union Canal, the Stratford Upon Avon Canal, Knowle, the National Trust's Baddesley Clinton, the bluebells in Hay Wood and the lovely Earlswood Lakes.
For more walking ideas in the area see the West Midlands Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Kingshurst - Kingshurst Lake

A small stream flows into Kingshurst Lake near to Babb's Mill.

Birmingham, UK - panoramio (88)

Spring blossom in the park.

Playing fields, Kitts Green - - 243640

Playing fields, Kitts Green. The playing fields beside Lea Ford Road.

The Poacher's Pocket Pub - - 238349

The Poacher's Pocket Pub. This pub sits back off Cole Hall Lane at the western end of the park.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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