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Maps and Trails

Take a look at our featured maps. Take one of our featured trails.

Whatever your passion, go virtual and plan your time, your visits and your trips.

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Introducing History And Us - A community of passion
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Introducing History And Us - A community of passion

History And Us is a digital space for people & community to share and showcase their wonderful experiences of history & heritage through photography, posts, links and maps.

Passions: History & heritage
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Tolkien experience - Birmingham (Outside City) trail
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Tolkien experience - Birmingham (Outside City) trail

Take this trail (walk, cycle or bus) between Perrott's Folly and Sarehole Mill and enjoy many of the places connected with the world renowned author, J.R.R. Tolkien during his time in Birmingham between 1895 and 1911.  

Take the article, view digital map or download the pdf map.

Article and words credited to Chris Upton, Kristina Williamson & Chris Rice.

Passions: History & heritage, Art; Culture & creativity
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Historic architecture - Birmingham (City Centre) trail
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Historic architecture - Birmingham (City Centre) trail

Enjoy with our complements this trail (walk, run or cycle) of some of the city's great historic architectural gems. We've even ensured a great start or finish at one of the city's oldest public houses, The Old Contemptibles. Duration of the trail if walking: 2-3 hours.   

Passions: History & heritage
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The Manor Farm Park - walking trail
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The Manor Farm Park - walking trail

Follow this lovely Trail to explore and find out more about more about the great history of Manor Farm Park. If you are fortunate enough to visit in person, open up the trail on your mobile and enjoy a quite unique experience. 

Passions: Green open spaces
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Moseley Park & Pool - a green open space trail
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Moseley Park & Pool - a green open space trail

This walk starts at the Alcester Road entrance to the Park & Pool in Victoria Parade (95 Alcester Road next to Dixons Estate Agents). 

If you cannot get there in person, enjoy the beauty of this wonderful location with us here and join our trail. 

Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action, People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green open spaces
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A Short Walk along the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Between Newhall and Livery Street
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A Short Walk along the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Between Newhall and Livery Street

One of the most interesting stretches of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal can be found in the City Centre between the Newhall Street Bridge and the Livery Street Rail Bridge, unless you are somewhat claustrophobic! Mind your head and enjoy a great urbanscape away from the bustle of the Jewellery Quarter.

A gallery of photos along this route on 27th July is in the full article.

Passions: Rivers, lakes & canals
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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing historic buildings
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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing historic buildings

Here, through features, galleries, maps and tours, we'd like to introduce you to some of the wonderful historic builds and architecture on show in and across Birmingham. 

Passions: History & heritage
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Bumble Hole - a Canal Gem!
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Bumble Hole - a Canal Gem!

Bumble Hole and Warrens Hall Nature Reserves are to be found in a stunning location in the Black Country where you can go back in time while enjoying bustling wildlife.

Passions: History & heritage, Health & wellbeing, Sport & leisure, Transport, Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, Local services, Rivers, lakes & canals, Landscape architecture, Green open spaces
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The Alexandra Theatre - A Birmingham Gem!
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The Alexandra Theatre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Alexandra is a theatre on Suffolk Street Queensway in Birmingham. Originally built in 1900-01. Original entrance on John Bright Street. Extended to Suffolk St in the 1960s.

Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Travel & tourism, Music & musicians, Classic Architecture
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Birmingham Progressive Synagogue - Culture, history and faith
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Birmingham Progressive Synagogue - Culture, history and faith

A Liberal Jewish synagogue now on Bishopsgate Street in Westside, Birmingham, at Roseland Way. Formerly on Sheepcote Street where The Bank is now until 2006.

Passions: History & heritage, Modern Architecture, Faith
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