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Perry Park 5km Walk Route

Map of the Perry Park 5km Walk Route


  • Start the walk at the fence by the allotments, next to the Crematorium and Hall of Remembrance.

  • Continue straight ahead and to the top of the hill. Bear right and go as far as the canal bank. The brick bridge above is the Perry Barr Lock Bridge, which crosses the Tame Valley Canal.

  • Bear right, with the canal on the left and continue down the grassy bank. The Tame Valley canal runs alongside the park. Boats travelling from Salford Junction climb the 13-flight Perry Barr locks towards Hamstead and on to Rushall Junction. The park houses a small canal feeder reservoir for the Tame Valley, build in 1844, which forms part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations.

  • Continue towards the reservoir. Bear right, with stadium on right and M6 on your left. Keeping to the pathway, skirt the edge of the reservoir. The reservoir is for water storage and overflow from the canal - look out for birds and wildlife.

  • Continue along the pathway, passing practice areas. Continue towards Aldridge Road. Bear right with the watercourse on left. The reservoir holds excess water from the motorway, which is then diverted to the stream in the centre of the park.

  • Bear right, crossing the watercourse. Look out for the church of St John the Evangelist.

  • Pass recreation grounds on the right and cricket ground on left. Follow white markers (mainline pipes) towards children’s playground. Walk towards stadium.