Join us for a 2 hour walk at various locations around South & Central Birmingham getting to know the trees in the local area and how to identify them. The walk will look at identification of common british trees, various uses including edible and medicinal, historical use and tree ‘behaviours’ to look out for.
If you’ve done a few walks before this is still for you – practice what you know, learn trees in different seasons or environments and get comfortable with your local surroundings.
We have a range of meet up locations and we will then go for walk in the local area from here – these walks can vary and there is no set area. Where possible we will try to loop the walk so that you finish where you started but this will not always be possible.
This course is suitable for a maximum of 15 people to attend.
You choose the location from our selection:
- Ten Acres Woodland – Land Use Fee
A beautiful woodland area in the heart of Stirchley, Birmingham.
- Highbury Orchard – Land Use Fee
The orchard itself is full of cultivated finds but we will take you further afield to discover the wild edges, park delights and pavement plants in the local area.
- Key Hill Cemetery (Icknield St Entrance)
The cemetery and surrounding urban environment is an interesting look at age old plantings and hidden delights in the heart of Birminghams Jewellery Quarter
- Sarehole Mill Carpark
An area full of green pockets and interesting history with many options for routes and discoveries. Mainly residential and green spaces.
- Cartland Rd/Riverbrook Surgery
A hub between vastly different worlds including riversides, woodlands, green spaces, residential areas, new builds and the main road urban environment.
- Ripple Road Bridge to Hazelwell
A great option for exploring stirchley in full including routes through urban environments, green spaces, community orchards and verges.
- Bournville Train Station (Maryvale Rd Entrance)
On the other side of stirchley at the brink of bournville these routes can go deeper into bournville, travel back through to the residential areas of stirchley, through to local hidden green spaces and look at gardens and pavements.
Alternatively you can request us to come to your location for an appropriate additional travel fee. Please bear in mind that public land is subject to a land use fee to the council and needs to be booked well in advance.