Sandwell Valley Country Park
This super country park in West Bromwich is perfect for a short cycle or walk. In the park you will find a fully restored working Victorian farm with grazing meadows, walled kitchen gardens, Grade II listed buildings, a small museum and tea rooms. The park is also a RSPB nature reserve with several small lakes and bird hides.
For cyclists there is an excellent mountain bike trail and National Cycle Network route number 5 runs through the park. There are also several lovely walking trails taking you along the lakes and the River Thame to the nature centre. With 660 acres to explore there is plenty to keep you busy for the day but if you'd like to continue your walk the Beacon Way walking route runs through the park.
PostcodeB71 4BG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Sandwell Valley Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Sandwell Valley Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Sandwell Valley Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a nice on site cafe selling a good range of meals and snacks.
The park is very popular with dog walkers so you will probably see other owners on your visit. Dog bins are dotted around the site.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you follow the Beacon Way north you can enjoy a climb to Barr Beacon. The beacon is one of the highlights of the Black Country and a high point of the Birmingham city area. On the summit there is a distinctive domed war memorial and excellent views over the city and beyond.
For more walking ideas in the area see the West Midlands Walks page.