We’re all guilty of taking our city for granted but if you stop for a second and have a look around, you’ll quickly remember that there is so much that Birmingham has to offer.

The 40 Mile March is the perfect reason to rediscover Brum, get fit and explore the beautiful outdoors again.

Here are a few walks to get you started…

Clent Hills

Right on our doorstep, we have Clent Hills with its miles of historic footpaths and beautiful panoramic views across the Cotswolds and Welsh Borders. If you happen to like birds and rare insects too, you should head to the peaceful Walton Hill. Notch up the miles while taking in this beautiful part of the country that’s just a short drive away.

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Walking around Birmingham

To cross off a decent chunk of your challenge, take in this walk designed by the guardian. Beginning at Cartlands Tea Rooms, this route takes you through Kings Heath park, Highbury park, Cannon Hill park and along a stretch of the river Rea.

You’ll walk past water features, beautifully planted flower beds, a cricket ground and fascinating areas of allotments. It also takes you past the Highbury where you can have a drink and a well-deserved pub meal!

Click here to see a map of the full route and all of the info.

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Food tour!

If you love food, then how about combining your challenge with a food tour, mixing up the miles with some munching! Brum has really become a gem for foodies, from the balti triangle to the latest winner of Masterchef hailing from our fair city.

Join a Birmingham Food Tour, and you could visit at least 5 establishments including food and non-alcoholic beverages. As part of an intimate group, with a local expert and up to 12 fellow foodies, there’s surely no better way to rack up a few miles for your 40 Mile March.

To find out more, click here to visit their website.

Birmingham is an incredible city, take the month of March and sign up for this challenge to see what you’ve been missing out on. Get your friends and family involved and have an amazing time getting fit, supporting your local hospice and exploring Birmingham together.

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