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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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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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Huge park with miles of lovely walks

Something for everyone - massive parkland with lakes, cafes, restaurants, boating, golfing and many children's play areas

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Something for everyone - massive parkland with lakes, cafes, restaurants, boating, golfing and many children's play areas

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of good walking routes and the wildlife is interesting too. You can always fine somewhere to eat around here as there are a couple of little cafes and restaurants. Lakes are ideal to view the waterfowl and kids will love to feed the ducks, geese and swans. During the warmer months it is nice to get out and about... More 

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Thank Pauline D
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Miles and miles of Woodland with many grassed areas as well as several Lakes. there are traffic free roads to ride your Bike or walk the dog? miles of land with lots of wild life. try it - there are places to get a drink or ice cream and snacks.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sutton Coldfield is lucky to have such a large area of open space. I am fortunate enough to live nearby and within walking distance. It's lovely to walk around in the fresh air and enjoy the changing scenery during throughout the year and seasons. I really think that Birmingham council could improve the kids play areas though. The one at... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The park is 2500 acres. It has miles of pathways and pools and lakes where the wildlife is fabulous. There are two cafés but I would recommend the bistro at Blackwood against the boathouse as the staff are not particularly friendly. A visit to the donkey sanctuary is a must. They are open from 10am til 3pm most days. Bikes... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming here for many years as children and as adults with our own children. It used to be all open but now its sectioned off into different areas. Its a great place for walking cycling and enjoying the freedom of towns and cities. Watching children run free and safe, couples strolling around and the elderly sitting and memorising... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely park to walk around and take in the sites. Great for any age and all activities. Popular dog walking park and with families. Has a play area for the children a cafe onsite for refreshments and a stream that most children like to play in with the fishing nets or build a dam of simply just walk through! The... More 

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

We are so lucky to have Sutton Park on our doorstep. I have spent many happy hours enjoying all the different areas which are freely available & the walking keeps me fit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very large area of woodland, lakes and acres of parkland. This is a lovely place to hike, dog walk, wander through trees and quiet places. You can be alone or join in children's play areas. On a hill near boldmere gate, micro planes enthusiastically fly their Way overhead. Some lakes have pedal boats, others are quiet and lonely. There... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very large park with hard paths everywhere or you can just walk on the grass There is a woodland at one side near the railway line and a couple of lakes. This tends to be a little muddy on wet days, whereas the other side of the park has hard paths and some gravel paths and tends to be dry... More 

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