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Trails+connecting+Birmingham+and+Sandwell+-+enjoy!
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Trails connecting Birmingham and Sandwell - enjoy!

This project contains fascinating trails that connect Birmingham with Sandwell and Sandwell with Birmingham.  Go and explore by foot or by bike.  Enjoy!

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Wonderful+trees+across+Birmingham+and+the+West+Midlands
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Wonderful trees across Birmingham and the West Midlands

This feature is devoted to a showcase of wonderful trees to be found across Birmingham and the West Midlands, particularly in its many great parks and green open spaces.

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Nature+%26+Wildlife+around+Birmingham+and+the+West+Midlands
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Nature & Wildlife around Birmingham and the West Midlands

From scarce mammals like water voles and polecats to dragonflies and kingfishers, and a huge variety of plant life, there is much to treasure and so many places to visit across the city.

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National Trust properties around the West Midlands region

This feature from our community looks at houses and gardens that you can visit in the West Midlands Region that are owned by the National Trust. Take a look, then go and visit.

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Parks+and+Open+Spaces+-+Birmingham+loves+them!
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Parks and Open Spaces - Birmingham loves them!

In and around Birmingham, there is so much to enjoy with great parks, open spaces, canals, nature and wildlife. There are so many spaces for people to visit and enjoy.

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Canals in and around West Midlands - enjoy them!

The West Midlands is at the heart of Britain’s canal network. With hundreds of miles of canals to explore, it’s easy to see why so take our feature and enjoy!

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Black+Patch+Park%2c+Smethwick+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Black Patch Park, Smethwick - A wonderful open space!

Black Patch Park is a park located in Smethwick.  It covers a large area of approximately 20 acres. It is a short distance from Winson Green Outer Circle Tram Stop.

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Bacchus+Road+Park+-+a+wonderful+green+and+open+space
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Bacchus Road Park - a wonderful green and open space

The Park and Open Space is located in Winson Green.

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Musgrave Road Recreation Ground

Musgrave Road Recreation Ground is located in Winson Green. 

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Wellington Street Recreation and Play Area

Wellington Street Recreation and Play Area is a green open space located in the Soho area of Birmingham. 

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Waverhill Park

Waverhill Park is a small park and green open space located in the Soho are of Birmingham. 

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All+Saints+Park+-+a+wonderful+green+open+space
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All Saints Park - a wonderful green open space

All Saints Park is a large open green space located in Winson Green and is ideal for leisure and recreation.

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Gib Heath Park

Gib Heath Park is a green open space close to Soho in Birmingham.

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Haden+Hill+House+%26+Park+-+A+Sandwell+%26+West+Midlands+Gem!
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Haden Hill House & Park - A Sandwell & West Midlands Gem!

Haden Hill Park is located between Halesowen and Old Hill in Sandwell, West Midlands. Haden Hill House now a museum was the home of George Alfred Haden Haden-Best from 1877 to 1921.

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Rowley+Hills+and+Blue+Rock+Quarry%2c+Oldbury+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Rowley Hills and Blue Rock Quarry, Oldbury - A wonderful open space!

Rowley Hills and Blue Rock Quarry is located in Oldbury, Sandwell, West Midlands. The Rowley Hills is the highest land form in the Black Country with views across the region. 

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Erdington+Village+Green+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Erdington Village Green - A wonderful open space!

At the top of the Erdington High Street is the Erdington Village Green. There is a stone tablet dating to 1887 here from Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee and a new information sign.

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Cadbury+Ladies%27+Recreation+Ground+(Cadbury+Park)%2c+Bournville+-+A+Wonderful+open+space!
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Cadbury Ladies' Recreation Ground (Cadbury Park), Bournville - A Wonderful open space!

Developed on land formerly belonging to Bournbrook Hall between Bournville Lane and Mary Vale Road is Cadbury Park, also called the Cadbury Ladies' Recreation Ground from 1879 onwards.

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Horse and Tamer statue at Malvern Park in Solihull

The Horse and Tamer bronze statue was originally in the grounds of Tudor Grange (formerly home of the Bird family) in Solihull. Made in 1874 by Joseph Boehm. In Malvern Park from 1953.

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Bantock+House+Museum+%26+Park+-+A+Wolverhampton+%26+West+Midlands+Gem!
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Bantock House Museum & Park - A Wolverhampton & West Midlands Gem!

Bantock House Museum is located within Bantock Park in Wolverhampton. Named after Alderman Baldwin Bantock, twice Mayor of Wolverhampton. The house opened to the public in 1948.

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Five+Ways+Community+Park%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Five Ways Community Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Five Ways Community Park is located at Bath Row in Birmingham near the Five Ways Estate. Not far from Islington Row Middleway.

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Slow Food Birmingham, Sustainable Urban Farm, Vyse Street MSCP - Placemaking with Community

Vyse Street Food Market is a pilot project set to transform Levels 5 & 6 of Vyse Street MSCP into a sustainable urban farm - Birmingham's first.

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Norman+Street+Park%2c+Winson+Green+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Norman Street Park, Winson Green - A wonderful open space!

Norman Street Park is located near the Soho Loop in Winson Green, Birmingham. A small park near a place called Centre of the Earth. The Asylum Bridge gives you access to the Soho Loop.

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East Park, Wolverhampton - A wonderful open space!

East Park is located in the City of Wolverhampton near Hickman Avenue. The park opened in 1896. The park includes the Lysaght Memorial Clock Tower. Play area, tennis courts and speedway.

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Lysaght+Memorial+Clock+Tower+at+East+Park%2c+Wolverhampton+-+A+Wolverhampton+%26+West+Midlands+Gem!
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Lysaght Memorial Clock Tower at East Park, Wolverhampton - A Wolverhampton & West Midlands Gem!

A clock tower hidden gem located in East Park, Wolverhampton. It was made in 1895. But in recent decades it has not been working, and it is in urgent need of restoration.

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Lewisham+Park%2c+Smethwick+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Lewisham Park, Smethwick - A wonderful open space!

Lewisham Park is between Great Arthur Street, Perry Street and Dartmouth Road in Smethwick, Sandwell, West Midlands.

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