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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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By far the best park in Birmingham...probably the Midlands

If you want vast open beautiful spaces to walk, cycle, run or even just to relax in, then this is the park for you. It's that vast that you could walk round for long periods of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The place was a mess, the main playground at Town Gate is a carpeted safety surface but at the time of our visit was covered in gravel that had been thrown on there and not cleaned up!! This was unacceptable for a playground especially as it belongs to Birmingham City Council who are supposed to check/clean their playgrounds daily! obviously... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you want vast open beautiful spaces to walk, cycle, run or even just to relax in, then this is the park for you. It's that vast that you could walk round for long periods of time without even seeing anyone...apart from the odd cow or rabbit. Beautiful unspoilt park with huge lakes and great cafe's & restaurants to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Was given to the people of Sutton Coldfield by Henry 8th now administered by Birmingham City. Fabulous walks two modern play areas,no longer able to drive through which is sad for disabled visitors

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sutton Park is HUGE. Five lakes, a golf course, a bistro, two restaurants and one of them, The Boathouse, possibly the best positioned (though sadly not the best) restaurant in the country - honestly - visitors can't believe how gorgeous its setting is. After five years of walking my dog there I still found myself in places I'd never been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Whether you enjoy marching through woods or bogs, this park has the walk for you. Try the walk over little bridges round bracebridge, but take shout shoes. There are places for families with buggies, ducks to feed and nature walks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have lived around Sutton Park since 1978 and it has become a big part of our lives. I use the park week in and week out, and during this time we have enjoyed and taken great pleasure in discovering all 2,400 acres! With 7 lakes and numerous woodland trails and heather walks all members of my family and friends... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Lovely park, good for walks in certain areas. Can be spoilt by some people riding bikes in excess of 5 mph speed limit. There is an entrance fee at weekends per car, after 11am.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

With more than 10 square miles of natural parkland on offer Sutton Park has to be my favourite, local walking spot. There is the opportunity for strolls around the pools, walks in the woods or across heathland, each offering their own spectacular views. The park, is well maintained by friendly, helpful staff. A haven of tranquility just 8 miles from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Varied, open and very beautiful. The park is well maintained and highly respected by its visitors. I enjoyed our visit and will return to explore some more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Brilliant surroundings, facilities and views; definitely somewhere to visit all around the year, with shelter from trees and lovely views over Sutton Coldfield, this park makes a great family day out, with facilities such as play parks and cafes there is also more to do!

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