Lickey Hills Country Park
Covering an area of 524 acres the Lickey Hills Country Park is one of Birmingham’s most varied and treasured parks. Located only 10 miles south west of Birmingham it has been enjoyed by generations of families from near and far.
The Lickey Hills Country Park offers many things to many people – a place for family fun, for walking the dog, for peace and quiet, for wildlife, walking, cycling, orienteering, golf, tennis, bowls, horse riding, school trips, or maybe just for the views and a cup of tea.
The Lickey Hills Country Park boasts a complex and interesting geology which has created a mosaic of habitats. These include woodlands, heathland and grassland along with an incredible diversity of wildlife.
Education – Birmingham Parks Ranger Service works to achieve better understanding of wildlife and the natural environment at all levels, from introductory walks and talks, Education Naturally and curriculum-linked primary programmes through to university research projects. Please follow this link to find out more or to book a school session.
Horse Riding and Cycling – The Park has a series of bridleways which can be used by both horse riders and off-road cyclists. Maps of these permissive tracks are available form the Visitor Centre.
Dog Walking - Dogs must be kept under control at all times and must be kept on a lead around the visitor centre and playground. Dog Bins are available across the site. The responsibility to clean up after dogs remains with the owners and failure to comply can result in a penalty of £1,000. Free dog poop bags are available from the Visitor Centre.
Families and Children – There is a children’s adventure playground and free table-tennis table near the visitor centre and close to the golf clubhouse is a tri-golf course designed for children. There are grassy areas for kite flying and other games and rounders equipment can be borrowed from the Visitor Centre
The Visitor Centre
Lickey Hills Country Park
By Car – From the centre of Birmingham, take the A38 Bristol Road South to the Longbridge Island and the B4120 Lickey Road to Rednal. At the Rednal Island, take the B4096 Rose Hill, which leads directly to the Country Park.
By Bus – routes and services are constantly changing, so we suggest you consult your local service providers.
By Train – the nearest station to the Country Park is in Barnt Green with a regular service from both Birmingham New Street and Redditch. www.thetrainline.com
For a more detailed map please follow this link to Googlemaps
Opening Times - The car park gates are open across the Park by 7.30am all year. Closing times vary in line with dusk. During the winter from late October the Park closes at 5.15pm until late January when it rises incrementally up to 21.45pm by mid-May. At the end of July the closing times fall back down incrementally to 5.00pm by mid-November.
Car Parking - All car parks are free and the above opening times apply to all.
Warren Lane – close to the visitor centre, includes parking for people with disabilities.
Monument Lane – Beacon Hill and Toposcope.
Rose Hill and Old Rose & Crown – golf course, tennis, bowls.