It's just hours to our next event - the Sutton Park Ramble

Join us for the last ramble of the year in a return visit to Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield. The beautiful woodlands and vast open spaces are now a blaze of fiery orange, yellow and red, and show this magnificent park in all its Autumn glory. We will be meeting at 10.30am for an 11.00am start at the car park inside the Streetly Gate entrance to Sutton Park. Just drive through the gate past the woodland and the car park is on the left.

Designated a National Nature Reserve, this 2,400 acre site has a mixed landscape of open heathland, grassland, woodlands, wetlands, marshes and seven lakes. As well as the rich (and often locally rare) variety of wildlife, which earn the park its Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) status, Sutton Park is mentioned in the Domesday book, and is a scheduled ancient monument for its many ancient features, including a Roman Road ( Ryknield Street), burial mounds and medieval banks and ditches.

The trails are firm but maybe uneven in places so please wear suitable footwear, there will be an opportunity for the Beardies to have a paddle. We will be stopping halfway round for refreshments, but tea and cakes will also be available at the end of the ramble where we will also be drawing a raffle. The photographs above show the beauty of the Park, but imagine how much more beautiful it will look with twenty or thirty Beardies in the scenes!

See here for the weather forecast for the area on the day.