<p>Birmingham has more kilometres of canals than Venice and Amsterdam</p>

Birmingham by kayak: How to explore the UK’s canal city sustainably

Believe it or not, Birmingham contains more kilometres of canals than Venice or Amsterdam. Fiona Whitty gets paddling on a serene, eco-friendly tour

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