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Shire Country Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

The Shire Country Park is a country park that runs alongside the River Cole from Yardley Wood towards Small Heath in Birmingham. Taking it's name from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Shire.

There is multiple satellite parks in the Shire Country Park including Billesley Common (in Billesley), the Chinn Brook Nature Reserve, Chinn Brook Meadows (also called the Chinn Brook Recreation Ground). Scribers Lane SINC, Trittiford Mill Pool, The Dingles (in Yardley Wood). The John Morris Jones Walkway which leads to Sarehole Mill. Then the Sarehole Mill Recreation Ground, over the ford at Green Road into the Greet Mill Meadow (in Hall Green). Then beyond the Stratford Road is the Blackberry Way and Burbury Brickworks Nature Reserve (in Sparkhill). Beyond the Warwick Road is The Ackers (in Small Heath). Moseley Bog and Swanshurst Park are nearby.

What we found out

What difference has it made


Photography, Environment & green action, Rivers, lakes & canals
Green open spaces

Project dates

19 May 2020 - On-going

Contact (for more details)

Admin FreeTimePays

0121 410 5520