Route 535 is a small cycle route from National Cycle Route 5 in Birmingham City Centre to Gravelly Hill, which carries on for a short way along the Tame Valley Canal.

National Cycle Network Route 535 starts just outside Birmingham city centre and travels north on mainly canals and traffic free routes to Sutton Park on the northern edge of the city. A section, alongside the Tame Valley Canal, under Spaghetti Junction is yet to be completed however it will be upgraded by 2015. After this section the route travels on mainly traffic free paths running past Witton Lakes through a green corridor stretching all the way up to Sutton Park. On arriving at the park the route travels through it and you are able to join route 534 and access Sutton town centre and railway station. In 1997 Sutton Park was designated a National Nature Reserve and it is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It covers 970 hectares and you might be able to spot one of the Exmoor ponies that roam here.

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 535 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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