Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Ian Jelf Public Walks: King's Norton & Birmingham's Forgotten Canal, Sunday 22 April 2012

I'm running a slightly unusual walking tour this Sunday in the Birmingham suburb of King's Norton.

Once a separate Worcestershire village, it still has a lot of village attributes.   But it also allows some exploration of transport modes (roads, railways and above all canals) and has some real contrasts.

The walk costs £8pp.   You can pay on the day but you need to book in advance by sending an e-mail to ian@bluebadge.co.uk . We meet for a 10.30am departure outside the main (Cotteridge) entrance to King's Norton Station and finish nearby about 1.00pm.

You can find more details on my work Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/events/393068530718677/ .

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Easter Walking Tours

More from the Ian Jelf Guided Tours Spring 2012 Season

Fancy something to fill the Easter weekend that’s fun, healthy, sociable and doesn’t involve watching “The Great Escape” or James Bond on the telly?   Then join one (or both!) of my walking tours over Easter.

There are two of them, on in Bromsgrove on Saturday 7 April 2012 and the other in Birmingham on Easter Monday 9 April 2012.

The Bromsgrove walk is a classic bit of Ian Jelf, though I say it myself.   It involves taking a town that isn’t famous for being especially, well, famous and uncovering all sorts of hidden surprises and delights.

The Birmingham walk is a bit different and is an idea I’ve been working on for a while.   It’s called “Now and Then” and takes a look at how Birmingham has changed over the years using old photographs and drawings.

Both walks begin at 11.00am and last for about two hours.   The cost of each is £8pp but you do need to book in advance to ensure a place.   To do this, simply drop an e-mail to ian@bluebadge.co.uk or a text to (o7976) 251785.