Trail 1

The Roland Kedge Trail

The Great Stone Northfield to the University of Birmingham

University basalt boulder
Large boulder in Selly Oak Park
Tall boulder in Greyfox Park (Garland Way)
Roland Kedge presented with trankard at the launch of Trail 1

Trail 1 launched 23rd April 2022

Roland Kedge presented with an engraved tankard in the Village Pound, Northfield, on the launch day at the start of the trail

The Great Stone Inn at the start of  trail 1 is about 500 metres (half a mile) from Northfield station (see map below) and the end of the trail is close to University station. By bus, there are very frequent services along the Bristol Road close to each end of the trail. More details about getting to the trail and accessibility along it can be found on the trail guide.

If you want to follow the route on a hand-held GPS device, you can click here to download a .gpx file.

The guide (folded double-sided A3 size) is available from the Lapworth Museum at the end of the trail or at the Great Stone Inn, Northfield, or at project events, or from the Earth Heritage Trust at   You can print off a copy yourself by downloading the A4 version (4 pages) here.