Friends of Harborne Walkway
The Harborne Walkway is a 1.5 mile stretch which runs from Forest Drive and Park Hill Road Harborne entrances to Summerfield Park. It is a linear park and the responsibility of the Council Parks’ Department. It passes by allotments and the Harborne Bird Sanctuary following the old railway line. The path is well surfaced and forms part of a route easy and safe for cyclists and walkers which carries on through Summerfield Park over a couple of roads and you can then join the canal path to the city centre. It’s also a nice atmospheric stroll with shady woodland, embankments and wide verges and across or under 6 bridges.
The Friends formed – to liaise with each other and do practical things, including volunteer litter picking; to support the improvement of The Walkway; to encourage considerate use by the different categories of Walkway users – different in terms of age, culture, enthusiasm for walking, with and without dogs, jogging, cycling and with particular consideration for the interests of children and those with disabilities.
The Friends are also a voice for the Walkway to support and encourage the City Council and liaise with them in terms of cleaning and maintenance issues; to liaise with the local police in relation to security and antisocial behaviour issues; to organise occasional events. The group aims to become a forum for raising thoughts and ideas for the Walkway and its improvement.