Route 534 travels alongside Plants Brook, and is part of an extensive route between Sutton Coldfield and Castle Vale.

A safe, largely off-road walking and cycling route provides residents in Erdington, Castle Vale, Falcon Lodge and Sutton Coldfield with an easy link to the green oasis of the New Hall Valley.

This route provides access for schools, hospitals, Sutton Coldfield town centre, the enormous Sutton Park and, at its southern end, the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Towpath.

The route was designed to join up the open spaces and parks at Pype Hayes and New Hall Valley and to provide new crossings over busy roads.

The route provides links to Warmley and also has a direct link across Rectory Park to Good Hope Hospital.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.


Please help us protect this route

Route 534 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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