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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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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
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13 helpful votes 13 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have visited Sutton park for the last 32 years and love it. I now walk my dog round here often and it is great for walkers, joggers and bikes. Never gets crowed due to the size of the park. Only 2 down falls are the owners who refuse to clear up after their dogs and the charges on Sundays... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I love the tranquil nature of the park rain or shine. I dislike the chavs that turn up in the good weather and abuse the park. After my early morning bike ride on Sunday i now fully understand why it's £2 to get in. The litter was awful !! Such a shame but someone has to pick it up and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

it is described as the largest municipal park in europe, and after our recent visit to the park, i would have to agree, we took a map with us as there are so many trails and paths it would be easy to get lost, there is a small charge for the car on entry to the park, we had our... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is such a splendid park, covering 2.500 acres. Close by Sutton Coldfield train station and a short walk from the center of the town's buses. It is a wild park managed carefully to keep it maintained and not over run by any particular species. When I say wild I mean do not expect rose bed and flower gardens. Instead... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I went for a run, following my nose through the trails around the water. It was surprisingly attractive, peaceful and beautiful.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Me, my partner & 5 month old decided to go for a day out to Sutton park. The people in the cafe/ice cream stall were very rude and wouldn't warm my baby's bottle up. What are moms supposed to do with a baby! Won't be returning after paying to park for 10 minutes and having to leave and drive 15... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This park has an amazing history which sadly few people dwell upon, it once stretched to Salford Bridge by Spaghetti Junction and went out to Kingstanding(the name is supposed to be because the the King waited on the hill to take advantage of the slope for the hunting of his deer). Do visit the visitor centre and find out more... More

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