Author Topic: Highest point in birmingham  (Read 19373 times)

relisys

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Highest point in birmingham
« on: August 14, 2012, 08:09:47 PM »
hi all

Im new here my name is Gareth. I would like to know were the best park/field with a skyline view either looking over a city or a village. I live in Chelmsley wood and i would like to escape for a few hours to a scenery closer to home.

So if anyone can help it would greatly be appreciated   :)

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Re: Highest point in birmingham
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 08:21:25 PM »
hi relisys
welcome to the forum  i would go to barbecon by gratebar or the lickyhill that over looks brum and its open space
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Re: Highest point in birmingham
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 08:33:06 PM »
Hi relisys
 
I was just about to suggest Bar Beacon at Great Barr or Beacon Hill at the Lickeys.
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Re: Highest point in birmingham
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 10:05:28 PM »
Another is the lay by above frankly/bartley res. Sorry not sure of the road name.

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Re: Highest point in birmingham
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2012, 05:24:35 AM »
 
 
 
I,d lay bets on Barr Beacon ( my old home) if a natural height
 
otherwise what building would it be.........
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Re: Highest point in birmingham
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2012, 10:32:04 AM »
fantastic, thanks for the reply's. By the look of the picture at Lickey Hills it look interesting.

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Re: Highest point in birmingham
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2012, 01:56:29 PM »
resisys
 
The Lickeys hills are a natural beauty spot that remains reasonably unspoilt to this day, they were once the most frequented Bank Holiday destination for working class Brummies. Sadly todays youngsters want more that hills, panoramic views and nature to keep them happy.
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Re: Highest point in birmingham
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2012, 05:05:42 AM »
resisys
 
here is a picture of Barr Beacon,people are I,m afraid standing showing off,   last time used as an actual beacon was for the
Jubilee when all over the country they got to do their job.
 
Will try and downsize one of a view from BB.
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Re: Highest point in birmingham
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 05:27:28 AM »
Not so sure the Beacon comes under B,ham think you will find It is Walsall.Dek

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Re: Highest point in birmingham
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2012, 07:27:30 AM »
Barr Beacon postal address   Great Barr, more of it in Bham  area  than Walsall, we lived at the foot of it and paid our rates to   Birmingham.............Part of her was in Aldridge and a bit more in Streetly, she is the highest point (?) east of the Russian Urals, surrounded almost by fields ,farms and green belt.One farm raises Donkies
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Re: Highest point in birmingham
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2012, 08:13:56 AM »
Without doubt the best view is from the layby in Egghill Lane.