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LNR Type: Urban
County: West Midlands
Natural England
Regional Team:
West Midlands
Year of Declaration: 2004
Declaring Authority: Birmingham City Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: SP 043 787
Location: Sports Pavilion, Kenrick Avenue, Shard End, Birmingham, B34 7SA
Owned by: Birmingham City Council
Managed by: Birmingham City Council
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Access is via either Packington Avenue leading into Lea ford Road within the Country Park to the North West, or at the Sports Pavilion, Kenrick Avenue to the North East.

Visitor facilities: Foot and Cycle Paths. Leaflet availiable from Rangers. The Rangers hold a variety of evensts throughout the year.
What to see: Alongside the river there are areas of formal public open space, tall herbs and scrub, coarse grassland, wetland with several small ponds and ancient woodland. There are also a number of man-made lakes. The lake at Shard End has been created in the remains of an old gravel quarry, whilst Babbs Mill Lake in Kingshurst was formed as a balancing feature in times of flood. Along the river, kingfishers and herons are a common sight, feeding on fish in the river. Water voles and mink are both associated with the river and, more recently, otters have been recorded at the lower reaches of the Cole.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Kingfisher Country Park Volunteers.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Kingfisher Country Park Ranger Service
Tel: 0121 748 3798

Website address and other links:

Alternatively try: and search for Kingfisher Country Park.

Last Updated: 07/05/2013
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