Saturday 2 June 2012

Lickey Hills

Lickey Hills is one of the regions oldest parks. An area of outstanding beauty this has long been a favourite destination for the citizens of Birmingham. The views from Beacon Hill across the city are outstanding. The park itself covers some 500 acres as well as having a golf course, bowls, tennis and putting green.

The visitor centre which was built in 1990 is a popular place for a rest and refreshments. It also has plenty of guide books and recommended walks to offer. Lickey Hills has over 500,000 visitors a year and it is an excellent adventure playground for the children. If snow falls the visitor centre is invaded by local children with their sledges and the hill on which the visitor centre stands makes a good and yet safe launch pad.

Lickey Hills is home to a variety of different habitats with over 380 species of flowering plants and a wide range of wildlife. The area became a designated Country Park in 1971.

Lickey Hills, Warren Lane, Rednal, Birmingham. Tel: 0121 447 7106

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