There is a café, exhibition and toilets, nearby, a large children's play area. Outside, there are plenty of picnic benches, so you have somewhere to sit if you're there with your dog.
Within the 524 acre park, there are plenty of walking trails that head off into the forest, or up onto higher ground. It is hilly, and much of the park isn't accessible to wheelchairs though there is a purpose built wheelchair pathway and viewing platform. Also, Landrover tours are available to ensure that anyone can enjoy the less accessible areas of the park.
On some trees, you'll find way marked signs, and information about those walks is located within the visitor’s centre, along with details of any Ranger led activities that are happening. As we were walking, I remembered that there is also Beacon Hill within the park (which has its own car park), and this was featured on a Tolkien Tour I attended a few years back with Midlands Discovery Tours.
In addition to plenty of walking and green spaces, there is also an 18 hole municipal golf course, which was apparently the first facility of its type in the country. There is also a bowling green, tennis court and a putting green, so, there really is something for everyone!
When you reach higher ground, there are some truly spectacular views out over the surrounding countryside, and if you're lucky, you may spot a dear grazing, as well as seeing other wildlife such as rabbits and squirrels. It is a beautiful area, approximately 11 miles south west of Birmingham city centre, and most definitely worth investigating.
Address: Lickey Hills Country Park, Warren Lane, Rednal, Birmingham. B45 8ER
Facilities: cafe, toilets, Landrover tours, ranger service/led events
Opening Times: Summer season 10am-6.00pm | Winter season 10am-4.20pm
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