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Walsall+Arboretum+-+A+wonderful+open+space!+
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Walsall Arboretum - A wonderful open space!

Walsall Arboretum is a Victorian public park situated on Broadway North in Walsall and it opened to the public in 1874. The large lake is the Hatherton Lake, there is also the Small Pool.

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The+Valley+Parkway%2c+Bournville+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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The Valley Parkway, Bournville - A wonderful open space!

The Valley Parkway is situated in Bournville near Bournville Lane and Woodbrooke Road. Home of the Bournville Model Yacht & Powerboat Club.

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Olton+Reservoir+-+A+private+open+space
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Olton Reservoir - A private open space

It is only possible to see Olton Reservoir from the train, there is no access to members of the public and impossible to see it from the Warwick Road. Built 1799 to supply water to Grand Union

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Love our parks

Love our parks is an initiative launched in Birmingham that is rolling out across the UK as a way of bringing people across the UK together in a shared passion for their parks.  

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Passions: People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green open spaces, Squares and public spaces
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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+Birmingham+-+enjoy+them!
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Canals in and around Birmingham - enjoy them!

Birmingham is often referred to as being at the heart of Britain’s canal network. With over 100 miles of canals to explore, it’s easy to see why so take our feature and enjoy!

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Brandwood Tunnel - a Canal Network Gem!

The Brandwood Tunnel is on the Stratford-on-Avon Canal near Brandwood and Brandwood End in South Birmingham (between Kings Heath and Kings Norton). Opened by 1802, over 300 metres long.

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Baddesley+Clinton+-+National+Trust+-+A+Warwickshire+Historic+Gem!
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Baddesley Clinton - National Trust - A Warwickshire Historic Gem!

Baddesley Clinton is a National Trust property in Warwickshire. A moated manor house with gardens, with origins in the 13th century. Was home of the Brome and later Ferrers family.

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Chamberlain+Gardens%2c+Ladywood+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Chamberlain Gardens, Ladywood - A wonderful open space!

Chamberlain Gardens is situated in Ladywood, Birmingham, near Monument Road and Ladywood Road. New railings and gates were installed in 2020. Laid out in the 1960s near housing estates.

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National+Trust+-+Attingham+Park+and+Hall+-+A+Shropshire+Historic+Gem!
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National Trust - Attingham Park and Hall - A Shropshire Historic Gem!

Attingham Park and Hall is an English country house and estate in Shropshire, now owned by the National Trust. Completed in 1785. Built for Noel Hill, 1st Baron Berwick, a former MP.

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Kings+Norton+Village+Green+-+A+Wonderful+Open+Space!
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Kings Norton Village Green - A Wonderful Open Space!

Kings Norton Village Green is on The Green, Kings Norton. Near Saint Nicolas Place and St Nicolas' Church. The Bulls Head is the main pub here. The Green is sometimes used for markets.

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Rowheath+Pavillion%2c+Bournville+-+A+thriving+heart+of+community
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Rowheath Pavillion, Bournville - A thriving heart of community

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Lifford+Reservoir%2c+Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Lifford Reservoir, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

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Merecroft+Pool%2c+Kings+Norton+Nature+Reserve+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Merecroft Pool, Kings Norton Nature Reserve - A wonderful open space!

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Bumble Hole - a Canal Gem!

Bumble Hole and Warrens Hall Nature Reserves are to be found in a stunning location in the Black Country where you can go back in time while enjoying bustling wildlife.

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Moseley+Golf+Club
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Moseley Golf Club

Moseley Golf Club is situated on Springfield Road near Kings Heath and Billesley in Birmingham. Founded in 1892. It also runs down Billesley Lane, Brook Lane and Coldbath Road.

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Edgbaston Golf Club

Edgbaston Golf Club is between Church Road, Priory Road and Edgbaston Park Road. You can access Edgbaston Pool from Winterbourne House and Garden via a gate. Edgbaston Hall is the clubhouse.

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Alexander Stadium - Home of the Birchfield Harriers

The Alexander Stadium is situated in Perry Park in Perry Barr, Birmingham and is the home ground of the athletics club Birchfield Harriers. Used for Birmingham Grand Prix & Diamond League

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St Mary's Church, Moseley - Culture, history and faith

St Mary's Church is situated on St Mary's Row in Moseley Village. A Grade II listed building with origins in the 15th century. Rebuilt in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Bournville Cricket Pavilion - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bournville Cricket Pavilion is situated near Bournville Lane in Bournville and was built in 1902, by H Bedford Tyler. It is used by the Bournville Sports & Crown Green Sports Club.

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Bournville Village Green - A wonderful open space!

The Bournville Village Green is in Bournville, and is around The Rest House. Between Linden Road and Sycamore Road. Surrounded by buildings from the early 20th century.

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The+Church+of+St+Peter+%26+St+Paul%2c+Aston+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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The Church of St Peter & St Paul, Aston - Culture, history and faith

The Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul is situated in Witton Lane in Aston. It was the tallest building in Birmingham from 1838 to 1855. Not far from Villa Park, Aston Hall & Park.

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Introducing Bartley Reservoir in Birmingham

Bartley Reservoir, a reservoir for drinking water is located close to the City and is a bird watchers delight. It is also home to Bartley Sailing Club. 

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The+River+Tame+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The River Tame - A Birmingham Gem!

The River Tame is the main river of the West Midlands and up until the 19th century it was considered an urban river, a productive fishery and popular with anglers. 

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Weoley Castle - A Birmingham Gem!

Weoley Castle is the remains of a fortified manor house in Weoley Castle, Birmingham. The ruins dates back to 1264.

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