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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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Passions: History & heritage, People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals
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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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Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, People & community, Green open spaces, Classic Architecture
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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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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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Bournville Cricket Ground - The Recreation Grounds

The Bournville Cricket Ground was developed as the Men's Recreation Grounds in 1896. Used throughout the year for cricket, football, hockey and bowls. The Pavilion here was built in 1902.

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Top+Green+Park%2c+Coventry+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Top Green Park, Coventry - A wonderful open space!

Top Green Park is a small park in the City of Coventry, running along the Warwick Road, from Spencer Road towards Kenilworth Road.

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War+Memorial+Park%2c+Coventry+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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War Memorial Park, Coventry - A wonderful open space!

War Memorial Park is a large park south of Coventry City Centre. It opened in 1921 in tribute the people of Coventry who lost their lives during the First World War (1914-18). 

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Coronation+Gardens%2c+Dudley+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Coronation Gardens, Dudley - A wonderful open space!

Coronation Gardens is situated in Dudley Town Centre between Priory Road and The Broadway. It is the location of the Dudley War Memorial and the 1939 Apollo fountain statue by William Bloye.

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Environment & green action, Green open spaces
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Osler Street Park - A wonderful open space!

Osler Street Park or Osler Street Play Area is a small park in Ladywood near Edgbaston Reservoir. Sustrans had a trio of statues installed here during February 2023.

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Cannon+Hill+Park%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Cannon Hill Park is the most popular park in Birmingham covering 250 acres. It consists of formal, conservation, woodland and sports areas and was opened to visitors in 1873.

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Garden+of+Remembrance%2c+West+Bromwich+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Garden of Remembrance, West Bromwich - A wonderful open space!

The Garden of Remembrance in West Bromwich, also called the Memorial Gardens is on the High Street. Also located here is Highfields House, the Sandwell Register Office.

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Lanchester Car Monument at Bloomsbury Park

The Lanchester Car Monument was made in 1995 by Tim Tolkien, to commemorate the work of Frederick William Lanchester. Located in Bloomsbury Park, near Oliver Street.

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Hope+Gardens%2c+Nechells+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Hope Gardens, Nechells - A wonderful open space!

A pocket park in Nechells called Hope Gardens between Aston Church Road and Nechells Park Road. Features a childrens play area and basketball court.

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Dudley+Zoo+%26+Castle+-+A+Dudley+Gem!
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Dudley Zoo & Castle - A Dudley Gem!

Dudley Castle dates to as early as the 11th century and was in used until the 18th century. Dudley Zoo opened around the castle in 1937. Located at Castle Hill in Dudley.

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Loxton+REC+Play+Park%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Loxton REC Play Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Loxton REC Play Park is a park in Nechells, Birmingham, between Duddeston Manor Road and Great Francis Street. The B4132 towards Duddeston.

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Mount+Street+Park%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Mount Street Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Mount Street Park is located in Nechells, Birmingham on Mount Street and Cuckoo Road. There is a play area in this small park, not far from Star City and the Grand Union Canal.

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Erksine+Street+Pocket+Park%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Erksine Street Pocket Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Erksine Street Pocket Park (name to be confirmed) is a small park in the Vauxhall or Nechells area of Birmingham. Near a housing estate, and the Cross City Line.

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Rowheath Playing Fields, Bournville

Rowheath Playing Fields in Bournville. Between Bournville Lane, Selly Oak Road and Heath Road. Football is played by many teams on Sunday's.

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PoliNations - a spectacular garden in Victoria Square

Between the 2nd and the 18th of September 2022, Birmingham hosted an amazing garden full of colour, beauty and natural diversity called PoliNations which has opened up many conversations.

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Pendigo Lake at the Birmingham NEC

The Pendigo Lake is located at the National Exhibition Centre (Birmingham NEC). It is near Resorts World Birmingham, Resorts World Arena, and faces the exteriors of Halls 1 and 5. 

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Passions: History & heritage, Modern Architecture, Rivers, lakes & canals, Landscape architecture
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Bournbrook+Sports+Pitches+at+the+University+of+Birmingham
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Bournbrook Sports Pitches at the University of Birmingham

The Bournbrook Sports Pitches were built during 2017-18 and are used for hockey and football. They were used for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games during July and August 2022.

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Northfield+Community+Garden+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Northfield Community Garden - A wonderful open space!

Northfield Community Garden, formerly known as Northfield Arts Forum Gardens, is located on Lockwood Road and Sir Herbert Austin Way in Northfield, Birmingham.

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