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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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09:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:30
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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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Tranquility is bustle? You choose.

Depending on which part of the park you visit will have a huge effect on your experience. For a quieter visit, avoid the main gates. We enter through our local entrance on... read more

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

Depending on which part of the park you visit will have a huge effect on your experience. For a quieter visit, avoid the main gates. We enter through our local entrance on Streetly Lane. Recently the ponies were in this area again it's so lovely to see them.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very often can you go for a walk with or without your dog in a park, 7 days a week and not follow the same route, well in this park you can and then some. Stunning scenery and terrific wildlife. Lakes, woods, flat walks, hilly walks all are in a short walk from car parks, buses and the train... More 

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Thank 1950majo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice family walk around the park today. Stunning lakes and wonderful woodland with many wild pathways. There is plenty of wildlife to see if you keep looking around. I saw a Treecreeper and the Wild Ponies (Exmoor Ponies) today. Then once we had walked our legs off we popped into Blackroot Bistro. It serves hot and cold food... More 

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Thank Steven K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sutton Park is a very large space with very few facilities. Given to the local town by a bishop of Henry 8th, presumably for agreeing with him bigly. Its sandstone based heathland which provides good gentle walking and is popular with dogs and their owners.there are 7 assorted pools which were mostly created for mills. At Bracebridge pool there is... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even on a wet day this is a park where you can enjoy a meal or a coffee. It offers extensive areas to walk & enjoy time outside. A great public area which is available for all to access & enjoy.

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Thank 380pb
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've always loved Sutton park, ever since we used to go there as teenagers in the 1980's. Hiding out and camping in the woods overnight has been replaced with Sunday afternoon strolls now. There is a lot of history in the park and there are several books available documenting it. For us it's the beauty of the park that draws... More 

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Sutton Coldfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've grown up with Sutton Park and nowadays we regularly ride there at weekends on XC mountain bikes. The park offers woodland, lakes, open spaces, remote areas, hills, mud, stunning views...and crowds if you want them. Loads of great places for meals, snacks, cakes and drinks including Toby Carvery, Costa at Wyndley, The Blackroot Bistro, and of course Steve's ice... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place so close to home, is a treat if you are into walking and enjoying nature,so many different area's to chose from,lakes to walk around,lots of different trees to see.and the wildlife.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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