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The Shire Country Park

This Country Park follows the Millstream Way, along the River Cole between Yardley Wood and Small Heath, and  includes a number of satellite sites all of which are listed on the menu to the left.  Within the park are wetlands, grasslands, woodland and heath, all supporting a wealth of animal and plant life.  Those sites that have friends volunteer conservation groups are printed in blue on the map.  Click on the name on the menu to the left to go to the page you are interested in.

The River Cole is a 25 miles (40 km) river in the English Midlands. It rises on the lower slopes of Forhill, one of the south-western ramparts of the Birmingham Plateau, at Hob Hill, near Wythall; and flows largely north-east across the plateau to enter the River Blythe below Coleshill, near Ladywalk, shortly before the Blythe meets the Tame. This then joins the Trent, whose waters reach the North Sea via the Humber Estuary.

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