7 wonderful winter walks through woods, parks and along waterways in and around Birmingham

There are some great winter walks in and around Birmingham through beauty spots along waterways, through woods and more

Winter is a time where some people might want to cosy up indoors while others might see it as a chance to explore the great outdoors.

With the right clothing for winter, the season is enjoyable and going on walks in the cold weather is invigorating for many - a chance to blow the cob webs off for the New Year.

In some cultures like in Scandanavia, young babies are allowed to nap outside in the cold. Anecdotally, it is believed that the children fall sick less because there are less chances of catching a virus or other infections outdoors.

That tradition might not have caught on in the UK, but you can’t beat a good walk in the winter air here in the West Midlands and there are multiple options in and around Birmingham. You don’t have to go too far to find the best nature walks. If you like urban areas better, there’s something for you too.

From great big parks to canals, the city has a lot of outdoor spaces to enjoy in all weathers and it is a shame to not take advantage of that.

So, here are seven amazing places to go on winter walks in and around Birmingham: