Route 535

Route Details
  • Distance: 8 miles
  • Type: Canal towpath, minor roads and cycle lanes

Route Description

National Cycle 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.

Things to see and do
  • 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.


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Map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area.

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.