A safe, largely off-road walking and cycling route has provided 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 and also has a direct link across Rectory Park to Good Hope Hospital.
Distance: 5 miles
Type: Mainly off-road, traffic-free path
Things to see and do
New Hall Valley is a wonderful area of green open space, running through north east Birmingham.
Sutton Park is six miles to the north of Birmingham City Centre and features open heathland, woodlands, wetlands, marshes and seven lakes each with their own rich variety of plants and wildlife.
This area map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area.
Route 534 travels alongside Plants Brook, and is part of an extensive new route between Sutton Coldfield and Castle Vale.