The Valley Parkway, Bournville - A wonderful open space!

The Valley Parkway is situated in Bournville near Bournville Lane and Woodbrooke Road. Home of the Bournville Model Yacht & Powerboat Club.


Where is the Valley Parkway?

The Valley Parkway is in Bournville near Bournville Lane and Woodbrooke Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1QS. The location of Bournville Lake.

 

In brief

Bournville Lake at the Valley Parkway is used by the Bournville Radio Sailing and Model Boat Club who play with their remote controlled model boats on the lake. There is also paths for walking. The Bourn passes through the parkland here.

The Valley Parkway BournvilleThe Valley Parkway, Bournville (March 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The Valley Parkway, Bournville - history

The Bournville Model Yachting Club was founded in the early 1900s at Rowheath Park. By 1926 George Cadbury Jr (it couldn't have been George Cadbury Sr as he died in 1922) commissioned an area of marshland on the now famous Bournville Village Trust, to be reclaimed and a concrete pool of even depth was created.

Valley Parkway BournvilleModel Boat on the Bournville Lake at The Valley Parkway, Bournville (March 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Valley Parkway BournvilleModel Yacht on Bournville Lake at The Valley Parkway, Bournville (October 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Valley Parkway BournvilleBeast from the East: Frozen Bournville Lake at The Valley Parkway, Bournville (March 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Valley Parkway BournvilleWalking the dog at The Valley Parkway, Bournville (February 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Model Yachts BournvilleBournville Model Yacht Club at Bournville Lake (August 2021). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Boat House on Bournville Lake

A Boat House was constructed near Bournville Lake, and this is now the home of the Bournville Radio Sailing and Model Boat Club. They regularly meet on Sunday mornings, Wednesday mornings and sometimes Tuesday afternoon.

Valley Parkway BournvilleBoat House at The Valley Parkway, Bournville (October 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The Bourn

A stream flows through The Valley Parkway, this is The Bourn. It is on Merritt's Brook Greenway, and it continues towards Bournville Park, and the Cadbury Factory.

Valley Parkway BournvilleLate Winter: The Bourn at The Valley Parkway, Bournville (March 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Valley Parkway BournvilleAutumn: The Bourn at The Valley Parkway, Bournville (October 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Transport

Parking is available at the sides of the service road leading to the Boat House. The Valley Parkway is also in distance of the no 11 Outer Cicle bus routes at Linden Road (the 11A or 11C). As well as from the Bristol Road (61 or 63). The 27 is the closest bus route.

 

Contact details

Bournville Radio Sailing and Model Boat Club

Main contacts

Project dates

18 Jun 2021 - On-going

Passions

Environment & green action, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green open spaces

Contact

Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com