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Sutton Park National Nature Reserve

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Address: Park Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 6BU, England
Phone Number: 44-121-355-6370
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Description: Delivering a sense of wilderness within an urban environment, visitors to...
Delivering a sense of wilderness within an urban environment, visitors to Sutton Park can enjoy the captivating scenery, using an accessible network of paths.There are opportunities to enjoy walking, jogging, angling, nature watching, orienteering, play areas, restaurants and use bridle paths and cycling routes in the Park. Car parks are located at all the main entrances and the Park is linked to a variety of public transport routes.Sutton Park is an historic landscape that covers an area of over 2,000 acres and attracts over two million visits every year.In 1997, English Nature designated Sutton Park a National Nature Reserve and it is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).Lying six miles to the north of Birmingham City Centre this landscape is a mosaic of open heathland, woodlands, wetlands, marshes and seven lakes each with their own rich variety of plants and wildlife, some rarely seen in the region. It is an important site for wildlife and conservation, containing fine examples of natural countryside that have survived for hundreds of years. These habitats are part of a working grazed landscape where cattle and wild ponies can be seen grazing during the year.This park is a natural area where animals roam freely. Please wash your hands with soap and water before eating or drinking.
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Lovely park

What a lovely park to walk round. Really enjoyed the peace. Will deffo go back again. There's plenty of stuff to see and do

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What a lovely park to walk round. Really enjoyed the peace. Will deffo go back again. There's plenty of stuff to see and do

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stunning nature reserve in the outscirtes of birmingham. large open plying fields, little dense woods spotted around and the intertwining of paths trough the trees

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lovely place to escape. Good paths and lovely walks. Great for all ages. On site amenities and information centre, good eateries within the park and streams and lakes to meander around. Great family day out

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I suppose we take this wonderful park for granted living in the area. it's so easy to forget how lucky we are to have it so close at hand. Sutton Park is 3.75 sq miles, so plenty of room for long walks, runs and cycling. There's an abundance of wild life, including birds, rabbits, cows and if you are lucky... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a great park this is. Have visited on many occasions and never been disappointed. Perfect for all types of walks and accessible to all ages. Wonderful scenery including woods, lakes and heathland. Excellent parking facilities and a variety of venues to buy food from and to suit all pockets. Large enough and varied enough to spend the day in.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Apart from the areas adjacent to the main gates, Sutton Park has space, lots of it. And yet it's easily accesible. There's water, heathland, woods, grass wildlife and cows.

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Birmingham
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a very large park, choose your entrance point carefully. Parking is plentiful but stretched during high season. Gorgeous wooded and lakeside walks, lovely lakeside restaurant and open dining/beer garden. Lots of wildlife, a few wild horses, wild flowers and wetland areas. A great day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

As a child my cousins David,Robert and Chris were always here on our bicycles.We knew almost ever acre of this natural heath and wood lands.Druid well and the bridges to Bracebridge pool swimming to the island,feeding the ducks and the cafe on the dam end.The slice gate cascaded the water on it way to Keepers Baths. Canoes on Blackroot pool... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I absolutely love this park, (when it's quiet!), it's absolutely huge - even after all these years there's still parts of it I haven't discovered yet. It has a vast selection of grassland and forests and the views are gorgeous! My only massive bugbear which is progressively ruining my walks with my dog here is the dogs off leads. I... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great place, great space. Excellent all year round I take my dogs when I am not travelling about 3 times a week. In the summer sometimes every morning. Great for everyone, avoid peak times if going with dogs as lots of families and smaller children around in the summer. Not a major issue but I like the park emptier

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