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Sutton Park National Nature Reserve

Park Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 6BU, England
44-121-355-6370
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Delivering a sense of wilderness within an urban environment, visitors to Sutton Park can enjoy the captivating scenery, using an accessible network... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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York, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful park that is very well maintained. There's a wide variety of walks - some by man made ponds, lakes, woodland and open grassland. We've seen the wild ponies in the area of the park by the Boathouse restaurant, which was wonderful!

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

...Almost wild and lovely cafe with good food! Perfect for picnic or day out. We spent 5 hours just lounging there!

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We as a family love this place, it's great for walking, biking, dog walking, picnics, playing games with the kids, so much open space were the kids can run about and you know they are safe

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I live just round the corner from Sutton Park but do not visit very often. My friend and I took a long walk in the park last week and it was very pleasant. However, I do feel that Birmingham have spoilt the park somewhat by closing off so many of the roads which makes it less safe for lone walkers.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Sutton Park over 2,000 acres of unspoiled beauty.In 957 the world Scout Jamboree was held here and people who were here then still visit now with their grandchildren. The one think that no one likes is the entrance charge at week ends.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is our local park and reserve - we are very lucky. Its absolutely beautiful! I highly recommend a visit to walk around or to take the children to play. There are wild cows, deer and horses within the park which makes it more magical for my children.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Sutton Park is the largest urban park in Europe being 2,400 acres. there are play areas well maintained for children one is situated at the Town gate and the other one may be located at Gate on Chester road North. There are seven pools to explore and restaurants for refreshments.Other activities include pony treking, kite and model plane flying.A municipal... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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214 reviews 214 reviews
20 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Not so much a hidden gem as a big obvious one but still a gem that we should really use far more,than we do

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was fortunate enough to grow up just 10 minutes walking distance from Banners Gate and Sutton Park has always been a captivating place during the last 35 years for me, my friends and my family. With lovely scenery, wildlife, historical rail roads, an ancient Roman walkway and much much more. You can do everything here from walking, running cycling... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a lovely park. Good visitor centre with helpful staff. Multiplicity of walks and trails that would benefit from some signs giving an indication of the general direction that they head. Shame about the dog owners who do not clean up after their dogs have fouled. It is almost an impressive park.

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