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“A superb amenity for a small Midlands town.”

Sutton Park National Nature Reserve
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Royal |Sutton Coldfield now no more than a northern residential suburb of Birmingham and the park not really a park as such, expanses of heathland, scrub and woodland, with several large natural pools,all very easy to access. For the locals, either an asset to be enjoyed or an obstacle to the town centre and main driving routes. Visitors can get to a wilderness of solitude within a walk of a carpark or stick to paths and trails, beautiful woodland and not so obvious wildlife. Cars are now well restricted, but it is possible to plan a route and walk or bike ride from one side to the other. A site for quite a few annual events, check at town library.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nightowl0808
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

beautiful part of the country. so lucky to have it on my doorstep. highly recommend the four oaks pub after a walk with the dogs. Great food and owners

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Took the opportune of the good weather to explore the many many acres of Sutton park. You can either stick to the paths or go off piste through the wooded areas. It's such an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and I couldn't recommend a visit any more highly. Nature at its finest.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ian S
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Amazing park an oasis in a busy life offering peace tranquility and beautiful vistas. Well worth visiting and totally free.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joanne P
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

A fabulous open area with diverse habitats. This is a great resource which offers lots for people who love to the country side without having to travel too far. Much loved.

Date of experience: June 2018
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