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Birmingham City Centre

Walk details:
Start point: St Martin's Church
Tourist Information Office: 0121 202 5099
Ordnance Survey: Explorer 220
Start point: OS grid ref 407250, 286750
Distance: Approx 2 miles (3.2 km)
Time: 1 - 2 hours
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More info:
You don't need to ramble up a mountain to find out about the natural history of Britain. OK, you're not going to come across any fossils or spectacular scenery but Birmingham has a natural history as interesting as anywhere else in the UK.

On this Walk Through Time in the heart of the city, you'll find out about Birmingham's past as a forest, a swamp and underneath an ice sheet hundreds of metres thick. Then you'll walk right up to the present day, through Birmingham's history as a settlement and a thriving hub for industry. Keep your eyes peeled and you might just see some rare birds!

Getting there:
By bus: Call the Centro hotline on 0121 200 2700 or visit the Centro website
By rail: New Street and Moor Street are close by. Visit the National Rail website for train times.
By car: There are many car parks in the city centre but it is recommended you use public transport.
Walk conditions
This walk is along main streets of the city centre and should be accessible to all.

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