Lickey Hills Country Park covers an area of 524 acres (2.12 km2) around 16 km (10 mi) to the south-west of Birmingham.
The park holds areas of significant geological interest and a diversity of habitats for wildlife in a combination of woodlands, heathland and grassland. There are several deer species, Eurasian badgers and the waterfowl on the lake includes Canada geese, mallards and swans.
The park is great for walking and orienteering and also provides facilities for tennis, bowling, cycling and golf – it has what was the first municipal golf course in the country. Horse riding is catered for along a series of bridleways with terrific views of the surrounding countryside.
There are a number of marked trails of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty for walkers, with plenty more minor tracks to explore. In addition, there is a children’s playground and room for picnicking and playing games.