Below is a list of the top and leading Bush Walks in Birmingham. To help you find the best Bush Walks located near you in Birmingham, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Birmingham’s Best Bush Walks:
The top rated Bush Walks in Birmingham are:
- Lickey Hills Country Park – is one of Birmingham’s most treasured and varied parks
- Sheldon Country Park – covers an area of just more than 300 acres
- The Birmingham Botanical Gardens – has four amazing glasshouses
- Moseley Bog – many species and historic features that tell its story
- Cannon Hill Park – was opened to visitors in 1873
Lickey Hills Country Park
Lickey Hills Country Park is one of Birmingham’s most treasured and varied parks. It covers 524 acres and is located just 10 miles southwest of Birmingham. It has complex and interesting geology that has created a variety of habitats. These include grasslands, heathland, and woodlands, which are home to an incredible diversity of wildlife. It has a Green Flag Award and is designated as a Country Park. It has a children’s adventure playground and free table-tennis table near the Visitor Centre. There’s also a tri-golf course close to the golf clubhouse. Tri-golf is a ‘mini’ version of golf designed especially for young children.
Families and Children, Walking, Horse Riding & Cycling, Golf
“Went here on Father’s day so the car park was a little busy! Easily found parking nearby down the lane and plenty of room to do it. The park is full of woods which is great for the LO exploring. Definitely will be returning to see more of it!” – Esther W.
Sheldon Country Park
Sheldon Country Park covers an area of just more than 300 acres. It is made up of open wetlands, grassland old hedgerows, and some mature woodland. The Old Rectory Farm is open to visitors throughout the year. The main entrance and car park are off Ragley Drive. The ground is quite flat and broad paths have been cut across the park to improve accessibility. A hard-surfaced nature trail can be accessed from the main car park. Staff is always willing to give advice about visiting the farm and to provide assistance.
Parking, Playground, Guided Activities & Tours, Toilets, Airport Viewing Area, Farm or Conservation Park, Historic Buildings, Picnic Area, Woodland, Football Pitch, Golf Mini Golf, Walking, Jogging
“Love going here and watching the airport. Planes taking off and landing always get the attention of those sitting around the area. Had a socially distanced picnic in the viewing area at the end of the runway.” – Nickie D.
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens has four amazing glasshouses showing tropical rainforest to arid desert, tearoom, playground, and garden gift shop all enclosed by some of the most attractive gardens in the United Kingdom. There are four glasshouses that range from its exotic Tropical House through to their Subtropical, Mediterranean, and Arid Houses. It has a large lawn in front of the glasshouses with a range of beds and shrubberies around its perimeter. Generally, the character is that of a Victorian public park with a bandstand set in 15 acres of landscaped greenery.
Educational Visits, Venue Hire, Events, Seasonal Walks
“Great relaxing gardens, lovely cafe.and staff. Live music made for an entertaining afternoon.” – Neil K.
Moseley Bog is the oldest part of the reserve with a very different history to Joy’s Wood. The area is a surviving piece of a landscape that has now mostly gone from this part of Birmingham, and there are many species and historic features that tell its story. It is on the site of an old millpond. It is made up of both wet and dry woodland together with patches of fen vegetation which has developed on the site of an old millpond.
Wet Woodland, Burnt Mounds, The Bog, Pond
“A fantastic space, the narrower boarded walks are perfect for adventuring with younger children. As the name implies, it’s always muddy in places so consider wellies and taking a change of clothes.” – Jordan S.
Cannon Hill Park
Cannon Hill Park is donated by Miss Louisa Ryland to the citizens of Birmingham. Louisa wanted the Park to be a source of healthy recreation for the people of Birmingham, and for them to help protect and preserve the park. The park is designed by T J Gibson, who also designed Battersea Park in London. It was opened to visitors in 1873. The park is home to a grade II listed bandstand that was part of the original layout. The bandstand is set in a natural amphitheater. There are two children’s play areas on site. The first is situated by the lake near to the midland arts centre. The second is situated to the rear of the Pershore Road car park.
Playgrounds, Arts Centre, Fishing, Golf, Sailing & Boating, Tennis Courts
“Great place to take the kids and just chill, play some football, cricket, or just have a jog, etc. Plus, bonus, free tennis courts, and also a Mini-Golf Course!” – Ilyas K.