Kings Norton has a historical legacy that’s centuries old. In 1796, the Worcester and Birmingham Canal was built through Kings Norton, linking Birmingham to the River Severn. This was subsequently linked to the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, which provided all-important access to the Grand Union Canal. This has made Kings Norton a popular walking and rambling location, with several beautiful walking routes along the canal available.
Kings Norton Green sits at the heart of the local area. This leafy green setting has stood the test of time with many historical events taking place, including The Battle of Kings Norton Green on 17 October 1642, which was one of many skirmishes during the Civil War.
Kings Norton is also home to a Local Nature Reserve by the River Rea. A haven for wildlife enthusiasts, guided walks are available each month, while there are also many chances for you to sit back and enjoy the picturesque landscapes.