Discover and enjoy six rewarding scenic routes amidst South Birmingham.
The deadline to complete the routes and submit evidence for the Summer challenge is the 30th September 2022.
We’ve created six beautiful and bespoke routes of varying distances.
Walk, jog or run. It’s up to you. Choose any route, at any time and in any order!
We provide you with bespoke turn-by-turn audio instructions as well as precise locations for the start and parking, ensuring safe and seamlessly smooth route navigation and outdoor discovery.
You will need a smartphone and these two apps: RunGo and what3words
You will also need a link to the SixPack location group which will be sent in your participant pack following your registration.
You will receive the following on signing up:
On completion of all six routes you will receive a bespoke SixPack medal.
This exciting route transports you along a peaceful, scenic, former railway line and a canal tow path to the bright lights of the city centre. Avoid the seductive waterside cafes and bars and no hitching a ride on a barge as you pass through the picturesque Gas Street basin! Escape along the tranquil canal as you head back along the superbly kept tow path past the beautifully landscaped university residential site before you are guided, briefly, along roads to the finish.
A lovely alternative tour of two of the most scenic green spaces in Birmingham. Close to the city centre you are guided along ‘off-piste’ woodland trails, riverside paths and classic landscaped pond strewn parkland. The iconic and beautifully landscaped Cannon Hill Park and Highbury Park are drawn together via two short road links.
This great little route starts by the beautifully landscaped Kings Norton Park (Westhill Rd entrance) and heads along excellent surfaced tree-lined avenues, under the gaze of the enigmatic St Nicholas Church spire; a stunning panorama, especially in the Autumn. You are guided along a peaceful canal towpath where the reflections of overhanging trees dance across the water, and you encounter a rare ‘guillotine Lock’ dating back to 1814. You discover a hidden little reservoir before completing the loop back.
A gorgeous woodland exploration of the Lickey Hills Country Park. You are guided along an undulating route, passing some of the most spectacular panoramic views across Birmingham, and down stunning pine needle strewn paths. A short ‘sting in the tail’ to the finish can be rewarded with refreshments on the café terrace overlooking the forest panoramas.
This amazing, varied and flat route transports you along mainly excellent surfaced paths from the historic Sarehole Mill. You are guided through scenic woodland corridors accompanied by the serene River Cole, gentle brooks and ancient mill ponds. You return along a tranquil canal and nature reserve before an atmospheric boardwalk escapade through Moseley Bog. As you enjoy a well-earned beverage or even a freshly baked pizza in the courtyard of Sarehole Mill bakehouse, you can reflect how this area may have inspired local resident J R Tolkein as he created Middle Earth!
A gently undulating and very scenic exploration of the beautiful Earlswood Lakes and adjacent Cloweswood Nature Reserve. The route leads you along ancient woodland trails and lakeside paths offering magnificent watery vistas, but watch out for the Alligator Snapping Turtles; one was fished out a few years ago! You are challenged with a little climb up and over the railway, but it does give you an opportunity to survey this lovely rural landscape. It finishes by Terry’s Pool. You’ll find it!