The classic two-hour Digbeth walk weaving through the back streets, canals and hinterlands of this mysterious place. We take in (subject to the route) monolithic railway architecture, graffitied buildings, light industry, canals, artist studios, Victorian urinals, repurposed factories, forgotten cathedrals, spectacular city views, neo-pagan stone circles and the mysterious terminating viaduct.

Suitable for: All levels of photography and all cameras.

Accessibility: Mostly pavements and canal towpaths. Pretty good accessibility.

Frequency: Monthly-ish all year.

Starting point: Custard Factory by the Green Man at 12pm.

Standard price: £10

Upcoming Walks

Photo School classes and walks have been suspended due to coronavirus. I will be in touch soon with those who have booked or bought vouchers. Thank you for your patience. More about how the outbreak will affect Photo School.

What is a Photo Walk?

More a meander than a march, Photo Walks usually cover a mile in 90 minutes, mixing in a bit of local history, myths, legends and tall stories. While not a formal workshop, I’m always on hand to offer advice and help you get the most out of your camera.

All cameras and levels of experience are welcome. I’ve even had people come without a camera for the experience of looking at the Birmingham in new ways.

Important Information

  • Walks have limited places. You can try turning up on the day but I recommend booking in advance to be sure.
  • Sturdy shoes are recommended for outside events as we may go off-road.
  • Routes are subject to change.
  • In the event of really bad weather outdoor events may be postponed in which case a refund will be offered or credit given for a rescheduled date.
  • If you need to cancel, please give 48 hours notice and I will happily reschedule you or issue a credit note. If you do not attend and do not give 48 hours notice I am unable to give credit.
  • Children under the age of 16 are welcome if accompanied by a paying adult.
  • While walks are guided and there is safety in numbers I cannot take any responsibility for the safety and security of yourself or your equipment. Please be careful and act responsibly.

Photos from Digbeth Walks