We have created a series of new walking and fitness trails with a smiling-making twist, to help people get active, get social, have a laugh and enjoy our wonderful Brandwood green spaces and neighbourhoods together.

Current Trails

Follow the bhangra beat with Dhol drumming & dance procession

We are inviting people to follow the bhangra beats to a park event on Sat 7 October, 11,30am. A community procession is being led by Eternal Taal, the first all-female Bhangra performers in the UK.

Meet outside Allens Cross Nursery B14 6PR and join a procession. 

The walkers will be led along Dawberry Road, up through the alley behind Hartons Way, down Dawberry Fields Road and through Dawberry Fields Park. 

It’s all the Dawberrys!!! 

Meet at the start point, or join anytime along the route.

Brandwood Treasure Hunt 

From Sunday 8 October there will be a fun five-mile cycling, running or walking challenge around Brandwood. It will be a circuit along wheel-friendly pathways and similar to geocaching!

On Sunday 8 October – take part in the challenge!

Start the challenge outside Calvary Chapel, 259 Allens Croft Road, B14 6RP  between 1.30pm and 2.30pm. 

To use this online treasure hunt you will need a smart phone, access to the internet and data!  The treasure hunt uses the GPS location functionality of your phone to see where you are. Find the clue and unlock the next step of directions. Make it back to the start point with all the clues found for prizes and certificates! Be back by 5pm.


Figure of Eight Fitness Trail in Dawberry Fields Park

Head to the noticeboards in the main field and pick up the QR code to take you to the first bench to begin a smile-making walk around the park, with some challenges, facts and jokes along the way and you’ve guessed it, you’ll be following a Figure of 8 loop!

Banter Bench Activity Trail in Dawberry Fields Park

Use this downloadable trail to enjoy a walk around the park with your children as they play detective! Walk with purpose to enjoy the painted banter benches  (summer 2023) and admire the artworks created by local artist Tom.

Rest & Reflect Trail in Brandwood End Cemetery

Head to the bench by the Lodge to start a slow and gentle stroll around 6 benches where you can take a breather, enjoy the calm and nature and spend time reflecting and sharing your life experiences in a light-hearted way. Pick up the QR code on the noticeboard. Find out access information on the first page.

Nature Doors ‘Discover & Do’ trail at Lifford Reservoir

Lifford Reservoir and woodland sits between Brandwood and Kings Norton. It’s a special, hidden place with wildlife in abundance. This ‘Discover and Do’ trail will help you explore and learn about nature in a fun and interactive way.

The Great Quest of Brandwood Neighbourhood Trail

Starting at The Brandwood Centre, your quest is to find a magical artefact around Brandwood and defeat your enemy in a battle. There are a few stops and challenges along the way.  Pick your team – Team Villain or Team Hero – and follow the route, unlocking clues as you go.

Past Trails

It’s a Cracker Topper Trail

The Good Yarners created a temporary post box topper trail of 12 post boxes which launched 16 Dec 2022.

Four walking trails were devised of varying lengths to see the toppers, and half a joke was added to the topper – with a QR code sending people to the punchline. See gallery of makes.

Owl about Brandwood Topper Trail

The Good Yarners summer 2023 craft-bomb was all about owls. 16 post boxes around Brandwood and Kings Heath neighbourhoods were temporarily decorated, along with 40 other crafted owls of macrame and wood, which were hanging from trees around Brandwood neighbourhoods. All artworks had  jokes to give the trail added ‘hoot’! Downloadable maps were included. See the Gallery of Owlsome-ness. 

Thank you to Sports England and support from the Active Communities programme.

We love to collaborate! Thank you to local Friends groups for their support.

These trails have been created as part of our ‘Laughter Lines’ project.