Malvern and Brueton Park
This lovely park in Solihull has nice footpaths and a cycle trail to follow. The 130 acre site includes a large lake, woodland, ornamental gardens and a local nature reserve which includes the delightful Brueton Tree Trail. Follow the trail and look out for several different tree species including English Oak, Giant Redwood, Maidenhair and Indian Bean Tree. There's also an excellent visitor centre with a wealth of information about the area.
There is a car park off Warwick Road where you can start your exercise. Solihull train station is less than a mile away so you could come by public transport too.The park also hosts a popular parkrun every Saturday morning at 9:00 am.
To contiinue your walk you could pick up the Solihull Way which passes the park's western side. If you head north you will soon come to the Grand Union Canal where you can enjoy a waterside stroll along the towpath. Head south along the trail and you will come to the Stratford Upon Avon Canal.
Also nearby is Tudor Grange Park which includes a lake, the Alder Brook stream, a cycle track and a pitch and putt course.
PostcodeB91 3HW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Malvern and Brueton Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Malvern and Brueton Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Malvern and Brueton Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Malvern and Brueton Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The park is popular with dog walkers so you're bound to see other owners on a fine day.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The circular Solihull Walk passes through the park and visits several of the local highlights including the Grand Union Canal, the Stratford Upon Avon Canal, Knowle, the National Trust's Baddesley Clinton, the bluebells in Hay Wood and the lovely Earlswood Lakes.
For more walking ideas in the area see the West Midlands Walks page.