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The Platinum Jubilee Walkway

The Platinum Jubilee Walkway in Birmingham includes 20 points of special significance and is part of a network of 100 walkways in the principal towns and cities of all Commonwealth nations and territories.

Platinum Jubilee Walk

Look out for the distinctive bronze ‘medals'

The Platinum Jubilee Walkway

Stretching 22km (13 miles), the route is a celebration of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee and takes a circular path around the city - nearly half of which is along Birmingham's canals.

From Farmer's Flight Locks across to Arena Birmingham, Brindley Place and under Black Sabbath Bridge to Gas Street, it then follows the towpath to the Mailbox and down the Worcester & Birmingham Canal to the University of Birmingham.

Other key places on the walk include the Bullring, Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Chamberlain Clock on Warstone Lane, Pen Museum in the Jewellery Quarter and Highgate Baptist Church, where Birmingham's first black minister presided in the 1880s.

The Platinum Jubilee Walkway

All 20 of the Walkway points have now been marked permanently with distinctive bronze ‘medals' which contain the Queen's personal EIIR royal cypher and crown.

The first Walkway was in celebration of the Silver Jubilee and opened by Her Majesty on 9 June 1977.

The Platinum Jubilee Walkway in Birmingham was unveiled by HRH The Earl of Wessex in 2022 and is supported by Birmingham City Council, the University of Birmingham, the Canal & River Trust, West Midlands Combined Authority, and the Commonwealth Games Federation.

About the walkway

The Platinum Jubilee Walkway has been created to inspire deeper understanding of Commonwealth identity, and encourage the building of connections and cooperation that can promote prosperity, democracy and peace.

More information on the Platinum Jubilee Walkway and other Commonwealth Walks can be found on the Commonwealth Walkway Trust.

Last Edited: 31 May 2024

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