New Hall Valley Country Park is a nature conservation site situated north east of
Birmingham in the town of Sutton Coldfield. This former farmland covers 198 acres
of green belt countryside and forms a corridor between Walmley and Sutton town centre.
It is an important nature reserve consisting of historic wetland grazing meadows,
Plants Brook stream and a number of listed buildings including a working 17th century
corn mill, and a moated 14th century hotel.
The Valley is home to a wide range of animals, birds, insects and plants. Kingfishers,
heron, dragonflies, water voles and brook trout can be seen in or around the Plants
Brook, while in the skies buzzards soar majestically in the air currents.
Whatever the season, New Hall Valley Country Park will appeal to the casual walker,
the keen cyclist or for a family day out. Each route is signposted and information
boards highlight things of interest for that area. There is free car parking at some
of the designated entry points.