A great 3km loop in the quiet streets and canal towpaths around central Birmingham, perfect in daylight or at night-time as all of the route is on lit pavements/paths. Just beware you may have to run past lots of tourists along the canal if the weather is nice!
Start at Council House. Cross Victoria Sq. Run down Pinfold St. Right into Navigation St.
Go under flyover. Turn right up path to Holliday St. Left along Holliday St.
Go under bridge. First left onto canal. Left at canal. Follow round corner and keep on.
Through Broad St tunnel, past Sealife Centre. Cross canal twice to run back (by Malt House pub).
Through Broad St tunnel again (on other side). Exit canal at James Brindley Canalhouse pub. Left up Bridge St.
Cross over Broad St. Right in front of Rep Theatre. Follow path back to city centre.
Follow path around Town Hall back to start by Council House.
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