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“Beautiful green lung of Birmingham”

Sutton Park National Nature Reserve
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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.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful green lung of Birmingham”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

There are so many fantastic walks, bike rides and facilities in this gem of a public park in the middle of Sutton Coldfield. Favourite for me is walking around Blackroot and Bracebridge pools where there is a bistro or restaurant to choose for a drink or bite to eat!

Visited November 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2012

peacefull walk in the park, good views and nice lake too. Toby carvery in the middle of the park. Very friendy people on the whole was worth walking for a few hours.

Visited October 2012
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Midlands UK
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“Lovely park we take for granted!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We have spent years visiting Sutton Park. Our children have grown up here, and we and our dogs have explored most parts of it over the years.
Its mainly free parking (just pay on summer Sundays) and not too big that you will get lost. There are a few cafes and pubs but toilet facilities are virtually nil!
Two pools (Blackroot and Bracebridge) are lovely to walk around (entrance at Four oaks/Hartopp gate) and the quietist part is along Streetly lane/Thornhill road where there are no car parks.
The Boathouse restaurant and Blackroot Bistro are good.

Visited November 2012
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great walks, play area for children with wheelchairs . easy access ever were. information centre very good and helpful staff. pub expensive.

Visited August 2012
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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“Lovely for dogs”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

I have a little cocker spaniel and he loves it there! We can walk and get lost for hours! Amazing place in the winter and summer. Best of all, free parking!!

Visited September 2012
Thank Louise C
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