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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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  • Brilliant place for picnics, great place for children to explore there is even a castle located at the top of the hill, park and cafe at bottom of hill. When walking around this area you will pump int...  more »
  • The Lickey Hills are always a pretty walk, and the visitor centre has park rangers in it if you have questions. There is also a cafe, it is not great, but at best average for one of these types of pla...  more »
  • I have been going to this park for many years and have only just realised how good it is.A great asset to birmingham' 
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  • Awesome place , truly stunning. Beautiful walks in beautiful surroundings. Great for walking , running, cycling ,dog walking or just escaping the stresses of modern life . Also great if you have a 1/10 scale rc crawler 😊
  • Love this place always bring my wife n dater here as they have loads to do from the great walk around Lickey hills to the playground they also serve food here including ice cream
  • Beautiful countryside, rolling hills and lovely forests. Small nature centre with drinks and food and plenty if guided walks.
  • Lovely location for a walk around the countryside. Good facility's at the centre.
  • A pleasant day for an outing, whatever the weather don't let it put you off its worth it