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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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Largest park in Europe! Perfect on a sunny day.

Gorgeous park, with many walks to choose from. A range of different entrances allow you access to all sorts of trails, bike paths and some beautiful morning walks. You can visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yasumy
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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801 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 829 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have just been to the park today, Sunday 21st May. I was kind of hoping, what with me being a local resident, that my £2670 annual council tax bill would get my car in for free but alas I had to pay the charge. However the road from streetly gate to the jamboree stone is awful with some huge... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Gorgeous park, with many walks to choose from. A range of different entrances allow you access to all sorts of trails, bike paths and some beautiful morning walks. You can visit with the family and play at the park, have an ice cream or go for a walk. It's also great if you're a couple or just bringing a visitor... More 

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Thank Yasumy
Solihull, United Kingdom
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502 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the reserve many times in the past but a visit last week made me realise what a stunning park this is. Full of so many types of flora and fauna combined with a wide range of natural habitat. No what time of year you visit there is something wonderful to see! Just remember your camera! It is... More 

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Thank MRB01
Coleshill, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous parkland with what seems like miles of country walks. Stunning views in every direction. Visitor centre. Cafe selling snacks and drinks.. Large children's play area with huge variety of play equipment. Great place to take a picnic and spend the whole day with family. Don't forget to wear suitable walking shoes and your camera!

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Thank suzywoooo
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walk my dogs twice a day in this lovely park and I meet friends and family for coffee or meals at th Bistro Restaurant or sunday lunch at the Boat house. The rangers are helpful and knowledgeable and will tell you what the flora and fauna is. Many activities are held here from various sports to concerts and wildlife... More 

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Thank Ss C
Solihull, England
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to live nearby and love to go to the park. 20 years later it look the same but very sad that the roadways were now blocked off and the place in general looked tired. A bit of paint on the railings and new tarmac would not go amiss.

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Thank KenSolihull_England
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You could go here everyday for a year and never walk the same path twice, which is fantastic as the whole park is beautiful! Would be lovely for a picnic.

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Thank Emily H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walk in Sutton Park most days with my dog. It is a fab environment for many outings - picnics, dog walks, family day out, scouting etc. On a Sunday in the summer season you get charged £2 to park - which is annoying and arbitrary.

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Thank D11fgy
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent park, long walks, biking, fishing, dog walking, fun for all ages. Lots to do & see close to town centre

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Thank Bb C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great space but not well used. Great for running, bike rides. Could do with a few activities for kids, got the space, why not use it??? Free parking, great.

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