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Sutton Park National Nature Reserve

Address: Park Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 6BU, England
Phone Number: 44-121-355-6370
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Delivering a sense of wilderness within an urban environment, visitors to Sutton Park can enjoy the...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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.

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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If u want a great day out n feel like just chilling out n getting away from everything (wife!) then this is the place u should put into ur tomtom! Honestly saying u won't b disapointed at all,water everywhere u look (canals,streams) and loads of eateries too even tho we managed two places I'm sure there was plenty more,animal lovers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

LIKED LIKED LIKED ,its a great place to explore and just have a great day,if you haven't been its a great 1st time experience

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Sutton park is a great place to go for a long walk through beautiful woodlands to chill out and get away from it all. Many Tarmac roads to walk along or grass/gravel paths to choose depending on physical capabilities. Great place for dog walkers as many of the roads through the park are now closed off to motor traffic. Has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit and as good as the first which was lovely. The park is absolutely delightful with great walks and fabulous scenery. The staff at the Visitors Centre were very helpful and information was apt and useful.Blackroot Bistro served good food and offered a welcoming atmosphere plus there are other places to eat. A great day out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Visited with my partner who was born just down the road and played here until she was ten and the family moved away from the area. That was 1963 but she still remembered the views! This is a wonderful asset for the area and one of the best parks I have visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have been visiting Sutton Park for many years, for picnics with my children and now my grandchildren. Lovely walks, play areas, A must visit to the Donkey sanctuary, a Visitors Centre, various Cafes and Restaurants around the park. You an take Sailing Lessons on a Lake or walk and cycle with your children and dogs.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Have been a regular visitor to Sutton Park for over 60 years and still enjoy visiting the park either walking or cycling. Lots of unspoilt areas away from the roads where you feel close to nature. A good place for unwinding and taking some exercise in natural surroundings. The woodland walks are beautiful in the autumn sunshine. Will continue to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An unspoilt vast area of natural beauty on our doorstep. The Rangers do a great job of maintaining the natural surroundings. A good children's park at Banners Gate entrance suitable from toddler to ten years old provides a great free source of enjoyment. You can walk or cycle in peace and quiet for an hour or two and de-stress.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This haven of tranquillity is the best thing about Sutton. I love the park, it's various gates, pools and walks and it's always a pleasure to while away some time and get some fresh air in the middle of a city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

beautiful in autumn, easy to park, well sign-posted to the Donkey Sanctuary, plenty of paths to follow

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