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Waseley Hills Country Park

2 miles (3 km)

Waseley Hills is a country park and Local Nature Reserve located on the south western edge of Birmingham. The park covers 150 acres and consists of rolling open hills, pastures and small pockets of woodland with panoramic views over Worcestershire from Windmill Hill. It also includes the source of the River Rea where there is an information board about the course of the river and its wildlife.
The North Worcestershire Path runs through the park so you could continue your walk and visit the nearby Lickey Hills Country Park.
The park is also the start point for the Illey Way. The path runs along an old railway line from Waseley Hills to Woodgate near Halesowen. You can pick up the waymarked trail from the car park.

Postcode

B45 9AT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Waseley Hills Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Waseley Hills Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The on site Windmill Cafe is housed in an ancient barn. It's a popular place, serving a good range of meals and snacks.

Dog Walking

The park is a great place for dogs so you will probably see plenty of other dog walkers on your visit. There is even doggy ice cream available at the on site cafe.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north west of the park there's another walking highlight of the area at Clent Hills Country Park. From the National Trust run park there are splendid views over the Cotswolds, Shropshire Hills and Welsh borders.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Worcestershire Walks page.

Photos

View south west from Windmill Hill, Waseley Hills Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 128336

View south west from Windmill Hill, Waseley Hills Country Park. Looking down a small valley from the footpath below the summit of the hill, late on a winter afternoon

Notice Board at Source of River Rea. - geograph.org.uk - 1213260

Notice Board at Source of River Rea.On Windmill Hill in the park.

Source of Birmingham's River Rea. - geograph.org.uk - 1213258

Source of Birmingham's River Rea.

Halcyon day on The River Rea - geograph.org.uk - 1196541

Halcyon day on The River Rea Birmingham was originally founded on a crossing of the River Rea in the centre of present day Birmingham. Here it flows through Ten Acres, Stirchley at the end of Bewdley Road. Halcyon days - As I walked through some scrub land to take the photograph I disturbed a kingfisher which flew off along the River. All this just a few yards from the busy A441 Pershore Road in a densely built-up area.

White House in the Snow - geograph.org.uk - 1148702

White House in the Snow. Taken from the M5 Motorway this fine house stands at the foot of Waseley Hill with views over North Worcestershire towards the Malverns.

Entrance to Waseley Hills Country Park South Car Park, Holywell Lane - geograph.org.uk - 1238294

Entrance to Waseley Hills Country Park South Car Park, Holywell Lane

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