Ladywood Walks – Edgbaston Reservoir

Edgbaston Reservoir lodgeLast month I said I would start posting up some interesting walks around Ladywood.

This weekend I went for a morning stroll around the nearby Edgbaston Reservoir. Built in 1827, the 70 acre site is a popular spot for birds, animals, sailing, rowing, jogging and dog-walking. It's a 1.75 mile walk around the water and some of the sights include:

- Perrott's Folly (perfect for Tolkien fans!)
- The Tower Ballroom
- Midland Sailing Club
- Birmingham Rowing Club
- Sea Cadets
- Birmingham Buddhist Vihara

You can start the walk from the Tower Ballroom car park by Reservoir Road (near Osler Street for the Buddhist Vihara), or on Gillott Road (near Selwyn Road) where there is a walkway down to the Reservoir.


Edgbaston Reservoir lodge

Edgbaston Reservoir lodge

Edgbaston Reservoir lodge

Edgbaston Reservoir lodge


Summer Walkabout in Ladywood

It was such a beautiful morning yesterday that I decided upon an impromptu walkabout the estates of Ladywood with a friend. We spent over two hours wandering from the Jewellery Quarter to Summer Hill Road, King Edwards Road, St Marks Crescent, Ledsam Street, Rodney Close, Guild Close, St Vincent St West and along Ladywood Middleway to Five Ways. We then stopped for breakfast on Broad Street before cutting through Brindley Place and back to the Jewellery Quarter.

It was a gorgeous day and we weren't the only ones strolling around - there was a real friendly atmosphere wherever we went. I took down several pieces of casework and along with my friend, we took the opportunity to take some snaps...

Rodney Close, Ladywood, in Bloom Ladywood play area
Birmingham Confucian Society, Ledsam Street, Ladywood Corner of King Edwards Road and Goodman Street, Ladywood
Demolition work on Broad Street, Birmingham Looking for food by the NIA
The Flapper, Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham

The walk got me thinking. Ladywood ward isn't the first place many people think of going for a walk when the sun is shining, but there are some wonderful sights to see. Over the next few months I'll create a few walks and post them up here - hopefully residents and visitors alike will find them useful.