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Sutton Park National Nature Reserve

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Address: National Nature Reserve Park Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 6BU, England
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+44 121 355 6370
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9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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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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Nice small river side path to fun along. All pretty flat and everyone is very friendly and feels safe. Defo recommend

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice small river side path to fun along. All pretty flat and everyone is very friendly and feels safe. Defo recommend

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New England, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sutton park has plenty of parking places and walks to suit all ages and abilities. There are cycle routes too. The cafe in the park is popular for coffee or a full meal but gets very crowded at lunch time especially in good weather. Would recommend good walking shoes or boots after rain !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Large space... perfect for playing ball games or frisbee. Lots of hills and tracks so its perfect for cycling around!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sutton Park is huge and is reputedly the former hunting ground of Henry V111. It's flat landscape bring to mind the plains of Africa (albeit with pine trees and Dartmoor ponies). There are vast open vistas, waterside views over the manmade lakes - pools as they are known here - wooded, pastures and light-dappled dingly dells. The Bistro is a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful parks with many beautiful walks what ever the weather, with kids, dogs, family or alone, this park is always a lovely peaceful place to walk. or even for cycling or mountain biking. wide open spaces, and a different walk everytime you visit.with cafes and icecream vans.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sutton Park is a wonderful open space of grass land trees and lakes, it has a Roman road passing through it, and I believe the park was gifted to the people by Henry V111. If you just want to spend time walking around or take the family out and have never been to Sutton Park, why not give it a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

such a wondrous place to have on your own door step , I grew up very close to this park and spent many a year exploring , peaceful and stunning

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sutton Park is the most wonderful area to explore. You might even get a surprise by seeing the ponies walking about and grazing. No matter what the weather it's well worth a visit even if you don't have any dogs.

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Thank 343kathy
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for all seasons with something to offer everyone. The open grassy spaces provide endless opportunities for families to play or picnic. The largely traffic free roads and off-road pathways are great for walking and bike riding. With two children's play areas and a donkey sanctuary plus the opportunity to see wildlife in its natural habitat... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great area for walking and cycling. A choice of tarmac roads or woodland/open area paths. Even at busy times relative quiet can be found away from the 'gates' - the traffic entrances to the park, and during the week often walks can be undertaken seeing only a handful of people. If you don't know the park a... More 

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