Trail 2

The Louis Barrow Trail

Around Bournville and Cotteridge Park

Sub-vertical layering in volcanic rock erratic of Cotteridge Park
Large boulder in Selly Oak Park
Boulder in Cotteridge Park

The trail starts at the main entrance to Bournville Station.  A map of the route can be found below.

For more on Louis Barrow and the intriguing story
of the Bournville Boulders click here.

For a brilliant video about Cotteridge Park and the science behind the boulders, done as a school project by Ryan Bendle,  click here.

A printed copy of the guide (folded double-sided A3 size) is available from The Shed at Cotteridge Park, 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.

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


Trail 2 page 1
Trail 2 page 3

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