GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sandwell Valley Country Park

4 miles (7 km)

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.

Sandwell Valley Country Park Postcode

B71 4BG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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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

Sandwell Valley Country Park Pubs/Cafes

There's a nice on site cafe selling a good range of meals and snacks.

Sandwell Valley Country Park Dog Walking

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.

Photos

Forge Mill Lake - geograph.org.uk - 41470

Forge Mill Lake. This is a balancing lake to prevent flooding by the River Tame. This part of the lake is a RSPB reserve and the building is a study and observation centre.

Path into Sandwell Valley Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 990226

Path into Sandwell Valley Country Park. The access from the corner of The Leverretts housing estate.

Southern bank of Swan Pool (Wasson Pool) - geograph.org.uk - 1439303

Southern bank of Swan Pool (Wasson Pool)

Swan Pool - geograph.org.uk - 198694

Looking across towards the boating lake at Swan Pool in Sandwell Valley Country Park from beside Park Lane.

Beacon Way in the Sandwell Valley Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1126556

Beacon Way in the Sandwell Valley Country Park. The Beacon Way leads from Sandwell Park Farm to Gentleshaw on Cannock Chase by way of Barr Beacon.

Millennium milepost in Sandwell Valley Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1122984

Millennium milepost in Sandwell Valley Country Park. Turn right to cross the M5 and visit the RSPB Reserve at the Swan Pool on your way to Walsall.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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