Birmingham was my closest home city and I spent a great deal of time there shopping and going out! But did you know that there are some amazing Dog Walks in Birmingham? Here are some of our favourites.
Cannon Hill Park
This park was described by the council as the city’s “premier park”. Cannon Hill Park is situated less than two miles from the city centre and is a very popular place for families to go. There are both 2km and 5km routes that you can choose to follow. It is up to you how far you want to walk. However, there is a huge green area for your dog to run around if you wish to sit on a bench and allow your dog to venture off and sniff around .This park is a great day out especially for a family.
This park is excellent if you want to escape the city. It is known by the Birmingham City Council as “a sense of wilderness within an urban environment.” This huge park covers over 2,000 acres and is one of the largest urban parks in Europe. It is very popular with families and there are many lakes where you can see ducks and even geese during certain seasons.
The park has seven lakes within it and is considered an important wildlife and conservation site. There are many paths to choose from on this walk and although it is popular there are times you will be alone just because the park really is that big.
Lickey Hills Country Park
Lickey Hills Country Park is one of Birmingham’s well-known parks. It covers around 524 acres and is a great place to bring your dog. You are likely to spot a lot of wildlife here and Lickey Hills has a complex and interesting geology that has created a variety of habitats. These include woodlands, heathland, and grassland, which are home to an incredible diversity of wildlife. There is plenty to explore here.
If you want an amazing view when walking your dog, then take your dog here! Barr Beacon is one of the highest points in the Midlands and many people come here at sunset because of the view of the city. You park your car at the top of the hill, so the walk is relatively flat once you get out of your car. There are a few paths, but it is mostly fields for your dog to have a run about in.
Waseley Hills Country Park
This is another great walk if your dog needs to have some open space to sprint around and release some energy. Your dog can enjoy the open space and the walk does have a few hilly areas. There is also a dog-friendly cafe to stop off mid-walk if want to grab a snack.
As well as these parks there are some beautiful canal Dog Walks in Birmingham. However, some of the areas (such as Smethwick) can be a bit dodgy and so ask advice from the locals on areas and take someone with you. Near the city centre in Brindley place, it’s safe and nice to walk your dog, but may get a little busy especially in school holidays due to the Sealife Centre!
You might also like to read about dog walks in Leicestershire.