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

Walk Date Price Book
City at Night Dec 10 £15 Sold Out
Spaghetti Junction Jan 12 £15 Book
City at Night Jan 14 £15 Book
Digbeth Feb 2 £10 Book
City at Night Feb 11 £15 Book
Bournville Mar 7 £10 Book
Jewellery Quarter Mar 29 £10 Book
Spaghetti Junction Apr 26 £15 Book
Digbeth May 17 £10 Book
Bournville Jun 6 £10 Book
Jewellery Quarter Jun 27 £10 Book
Walk Pass 12 months £45 Buy Now

If you have a voucher or credit, please get in touch before booking.

Walks for late 2020 will be scheduled late Spring. Subscribe to the newsletter to be informed when they’re ready.


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