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Nature & Wildlife around Birmingham and the West Midlands

From scarce mammals like water voles and polecats to dragonflies and kingfishers, and a huge variety of plant life, there is much to treasure and so many places to visit across the city.

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National Trust properties around the West Midlands region

This feature from our community looks at houses and gardens that you can visit in the West Midlands Region that are owned by the National Trust. Take a look, then go and visit.

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Parks and Open Spaces - Birmingham loves them!

In and around Birmingham, there is so much to enjoy with great parks, open spaces, canals, nature and wildlife. There are so many spaces for people to visit and enjoy.

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Canals in and around Birmingham - enjoy them!

Birmingham is often referred to as being at the heart of Britain’s canal network. With over 100 miles of canals to explore, it’s easy to see why so take our feature and enjoy!

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St Chad's Circus, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Outside of St Chad's Cathedral is now a lawn with trees at St Chad's Circus. This was developed following the demolition of the old island and subways around 2006-7. 

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St George's Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

St George's Park is on Great Hampton Row. It was developed in the years following the demolition of St George's Church, Newtown in 1960-61. War memorial and a tomb survive here.

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Acocks Green Village Green - A wonderful open space!

The Green traffic islands at Acocks Green Village, where the Warwick Road passes through between Solihull & Birmingham. Joining to Shirley Road and Westley Road. Wonderful flower displays.

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Boddington Garden, Sutton Coldfield - A wonderful open space!

Boddington Garden is situated on the Birmingham Road in Maney, Sutton Coldfield. The area was originally a driffold, which was used to impound stray animals. 

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Golden Jubilee Gardens, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Golden Jubilee Gardens is situated at Homer Road in Solihull at the back of the Touchwood shopping centre. It was named after the Queens Golden Jubilee of 2002.

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Brueton Gardens, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Brueton Gardens is situated in Solihull on the Warwick Road. They were presented to Solihull by Councillor Horace J. Brueton in July 1938. The clock here dates to 1964.

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Joseph Lucas Monument

A slab of slate is a memorial to the Lucas Industries HQ that used to be in the Newtown area of Birmingham. It was made in 1994, while Lucas left the area in 1996 for good. 

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Cocks Moors Woods Golf Course - A Birmingham Gem!

Cocks Moors Woods Golf Course is behind Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, just south of Kings Heath in Birmingham. Between Alcester Road South and Warstock Lane. The Chinn Brook flows through.

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Yellow Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Yellow Park is in Newtown, Birmingham between Clifford Street, Porchester Street and Porchester Drive. It is also called Clifford Street Public Open Space.

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Burbury Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Burbury Park is on Wheeler Street in Newtown, Birmingham. It was developed after the closure of Lucas Industries in 1996 and the building of houses on this land after that date.

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Great Kings Street Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Great Kings Street Park is in Newtown, Birmingham. Developed in the late 1990s after the Lucas Industries HQ on Great King Street closed down in 1996. It is close to New John Street West.

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Harborne Golf Club - A Birmingham Gem!

Harborne Golf Club was founded in 1893 and is situated at Tennal Road in Harborne, near Welsh House Farm Road. An unspoilt Harry Colt 6180 Par 70 course.

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Victoria Common, Northfield - A Wonderful open space!

Victoria Common is a Recreation Ground in Northfield, Birmingham. Between St Laurence Road and Heath Road South. Near Northfield Shopping Centre.

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Harborne Cricket Club - A Birmingham Gem!

Harborne Cricket Club was founded in 1868, and is one of the largest cricket clubs in the Midlands. Located at Harborne Park Road in Harborne, Birmingham.

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Harborne Church Farm Golf Course - A Birmingham Gem

Harborne Church Farm Golf Course is a 9-hole public course with small greens. It is on Vicarage Road in Harborne, Birmingham.

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Warstone Lane Cemetery - A Jewellery Quarter Gem!

Warstone Lane Cemetery was founded in 1848 in Hockley, Birmingham (now within the Jewellery Quarter), between Warstone Lane, Vyse Street, Pitsford Street and Icknield Street. 

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Key Hill Cemetery - A Jewellery Quarter Gem!

Key Hill Cemetery is located in Hockley, Birmingham (now within the Jewellery Quarter), between Icknield Street, Key Hill and Key Hill Drive. Many famous Birmingham people are buried here.

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Adderley Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

The name of the family so long connected with this area is now preserved in Adderley Park, Birmingham's oldest public park. It is close to the West Coast Mainline station of the same name.

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Bloomsbury Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Bloomsbury Park, in Nechells, is a large, open, grassy area, used by the local community for recreation. The Lanchester Car Monument by Tim Tolkien can be found here.

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Perry Hall Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Perry Hall Park is in Perry Barr, Birmingham. The park was formerly the site of Perry Hall, the home of the Gough Family. It was demolished in 1927.

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Small Heath Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Small Heath, which has been settled and used since Roman times, sits on top of a small hill. Located on the Coventry Road on the number 60 bus route from National Express West Midlands.

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