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Blackberry Way

Blackberry Way runs on the right of the River Cole between Stratford Road and Formans Road, Sparkhill. The site was renamed after consultation with local residents; highly suitable as this is one of the best blackberry picking sections of The Shire Country Park.

This green corridor runs through the urban landscape; its meadows, trees and thick belts of bramble providing essential shelter, feeding and breeding grounds for a variety of birds, mammals and invertebrates. A large flock of sparrows as well as greenfinch, bullfinch, wren, woodpeckers, kingfishers and even a woodcock have been spotted on the site.

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