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Lickey Hills Country Park, Birmingham

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Lickey Hills Country Park is a country park in England. It is 10.3 miles (16.5 kilometres) south west of Birmingham and 24 miles (38.5 kilometres) north east of Worcester. The 524acre park is situated just south of Rednal and close to Barnt Green. It is half a mile east of Cofton Hackett. It is one of the oldest parks managed by Birmingham City Council.The park exists in its current form only through the activities and generosity of the early 20th-century philanthropic Birmingham Society for the Preservation of Open Spaces who purchased Rednal Hill and later arranged for Pinfield Wood and Bilberry Hill to be permanently leased on a nominal peppercorn rent. The society included such prominent and public spirited luminaries as T Grosvenor Lee, Ivor Windsor-Clive, 2nd Earl of Plymouth and several elders of the Cadbury family led by George Cadbury and his wife Dame Elizabeth Cadbury. The society gave the original park to the people of Birmingham in 1888, with further tracts being added progressively until 1933. The park has thus been preserved as a free-entry public open space.The Lickey Hills immediately became popular as a recreation area and attendance numbers exploded between 1924 and 1953 while the tram service connected with the terminus at Rednal. As early as 1919 as many as 20,000 visitors were recorded on a single August Bank Holiday Monday. The current Country Park status was established with the support of the Countryside Commission in 1971 and today the park still hosts over 500,000 visitors a year. It is considered to be one of the most picturesque public spaces of its type in the West Midlands and is Green Flag recognised.
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  • Stunning country park, perfect for a Sunday afternoon walk. This is one of my favourite places in the west midlands. If its a bit cold I would highly recommend a hot chocolate up at the visitors centr...  read more »
  • Great place away from the city. Plenty of hills and steps to climb the children loved the duck pond. Small cafe serving delicious hot chocolate. 
  • This is a lovely area for a walk on a bright warm autumn day , beautiful woodland perfect for hikers , dog walkers etc 
  • A lovely park. Good cafe with reasonable prices. Lots of tracks and places to explore. Parking is good and free. We use this every year for D of E.
  • Great place to take in the sights of all of Birmingham. Perfect for letting dogs run around.
  • Nice walk but route sign-age can be confusing.
  • Loved it till a dog came and pounced on me. Putting mud all over my clothes, and then another came and decided to eat my whole sandwich. Stupid dog owners. -_-
  • Really nice day out. Plenty of routes to walk and is really nice all year round. There is a shop and cafe there and toilets too. Great little park for the kids
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