Woodgate Valley Country Park is a splendid free-to-visit 450 acre area of countryside in the centre of Bartley Green and Quinton just a stone’s throw from KEW.
I can thoroughly recommend that you make a visit this weekend or any other! It’s easy to get there and you’ll have a great relaxation!
Article by Geoff Cane
It’s a wonderful place to visit, especially on a good weather day when the natural unspoilt beauty contrasts with urban sprawl.
It is situated just 6 miles from KEW…
… and 16 minutes away by car, 27 minutes by bus number 23 from Sheepcote Street and KEW (daytime buses run to. and return from, there every 8-9 mins on weekdays – every 9-10mins on Saturday – every 20 mins on Sunday).
Address: Clapgate Lane, B32 ED.
It has no commercial motive behind or involved in its existence!
And no cost involved for visitors – a rarity these days.
It’s a place for both grown ups and children to enjoy, and is as relaxing as you’ll find for a place to visit with children – no pressure exerted on grown ups or children to spend!
Children have much to get enjoyment from – a playground, horses to stroke and a splendid small holding of farmyard animals mainly run by volunteers who you can talk to.
Grown ups also have much to enjoy – the wildlife, wild meadows and greenery, and the sheer simplicity of it all – far removed from the work and commercial environments of every day life.
Add other attractions – walks along and around the Bourn Brook stream and green meadows, the largest area of grassland in Birmingham, a large free car park and a visitor centre with good value snack food and points of interest.
I reckon its a unique offering in Birmingham – a natural relaxing place to visit within the city.
So, forget yesterday’s stress and enjoy your relaxing visit today!
Below is a Gallery of my photos of the farm animals, car park and visitor centre to give a flavour of this council owned gem.
But, why not Take a Walk…
If you want to take a walk including this park and other attractive areas of Woodgate Valley, see below the Gallery for a guided route, courtesy of the Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trusts.
How to display the photos….
1. Display an enlarged gallery – Left Click on an image – use the large side arrows to move between images – Left Click outside an image or press ESC to close the enlarged gallery
2. View a larger version of a single image in a separate page – Right Click on the image then Left Click on “Open link in new tab” or “Open link in new window”.