Lickey Hills Country Park

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Considered to be one of the most picturesque public spaces of its type in the West Midlands, Lickey Hills Country Park is set in the heart of the Lickey Hills woods.

The Lickey Hills is 524 acres of beautiful rolling hills and forest. It’s considered to be one of the most beautiful public spaces in the West Midlands and is a great place to visit, suitable for everyone, from families to hardcore downhill bikers and ramblers.

The Lickey Hills is forms part of the Clent and Lickey ridge which separates the outskirts of Birmingham from rural villages of Barnt Green and Lickey in Worcestershire.

There are endless forest walks and nature trails to follow, a visitor centre offering ice-creams, the obligatory souvenirs and a whole shelf of useful maps and information about the local area. There is a great play area near the visitor centre suitable for young children (and those who are young at heart!)

The forest really is breathtaking, with trees as far as the eye can see, bluebell woods and hundreds of varieties of flowers. If you’re lucky you might even spot a deer through the foliage or if you’re not so lucky you might get nibbled by the over friendly canda geese.

The Lickey Hills really is a beautiful, magical place to visit. The hills were even a favourite haunt of the great J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and it is believed that they inspired him in creating the mythical Shire, home to the Hobbits in his books.

written by squamy on 2010-06-05 in #world #locations

2 Comments

  1. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    nice dreamy and painterly shots!

  2. stipley
    stipley ·

    Yay! Putting the West Midlands on the map :)

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