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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, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

From the stress of life in the West Midlands to a place where one can chill and kill time. Three of us went there, looked at some nature, trees, birds and all that is good. It is quiet big park, where outdoor activities can be pursued vigorously.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Since my formative years I can remember going to Sutton Park, exploring, fishing, Model Aircraft flying and just walking the dogs. A great place to unwind and explore, you would never know it was so close to the urban area. Packed with history and many pools and visitor centre. Try it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live only 1/4 mile from this wonderful Nature Reserve which has been given the honour of Site of Special Scientific Interest. Sutton park is approx 7sq miles of parkland. Including coppices, pools, streams, pathways, bridleways, food outlets, cattle & ponies on the loose. Children can play games of spot the rabbits, pooh sticks, hide & seek. A place where... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

And every day I see something new and beautiful. It is the very best thing about Birmingham and I continue to be astounded that there are not crowds there. It doesn't matter how young or old you are there will be something to see and do, not to mention eat and drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

So nice and quiet for walks and scenery was great.Could walk for miles without even realising it. And the scenery and landscape is lovely to look at

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birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I'm lucky enough to live within walking distance of sutton park. I use it every week, either with company or on my own. It has everything for everyone: A play area for small children, donkey sanctuary, paved areas for walks/cycling/jogging, wooded areas for exploring, lakes, restaurants, cafés, wild ponies, deer, rabbits, wild open areas, wonderful views and a visitor centre.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Sutton Park is a very historic park having been given to the people of Sutton Coldfield by Henry VIII but I guess most people that frequent the park don't know (or perhaps care) about that. The park is very busy at the weekends with walkers (with and without dogs) as well as mountain bikers and horse riders although it's easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I'm so lucky to live so close to Sutton Park, and have the excuse to walk there most days with my dog. There is such variety of landscape - woods, heathland, lakes, and it's pretty hilly. I enjoy walking there in all weathers - no restrictions and although it is a bit busy at Town gate, it's easy to escape... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Lovely meal as always. Highly recommend this restaurant. fantastic view of the lake, courteous waitress.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Really large park with lots of interest, with a bit of planning you can do a full days walk with plenty of variation and a nice lunch.

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