General Election 2019

The general election will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019. Are you registered to vote?

Things to see and do

Attractions and sports facilities are marked on the Lickey Hills map .

Families and children

There’s a children’s adventure playground and free table-tennis table near the Visitor Centre. There’s also a tri-golf course close to the golf clubhouse. Tri-golf is a 'mini' version of golf designed especially for young children.

There are grassy areas for kite flying and other games. Rounders equipment can be borrowed from the Visitor Centre.

Walking

The Country Park has a number of marked walking trails of varying lengths and difficulty. There are also many paths and tracks that can be followed. The marked trails and other walks on and around the hills are in the “Lickey Hills Country Park – Great Walks” booklet which you can buy from the Visitor Centre.

Find out more about  the circular walk routes ranging from 1.8 miles, 2.5 miles and 5.6 miles around the country park.

As you walk around Lickey Hills Country Park, you will notice several sculptures. Follow our sculpture trail

The Lickey Hills are made up of five main rock types. Our geology walking route takes in all five types.

Horse riding and cycling

The park has a series of bridleways which can be used by both horse riders and off-road cyclists. Maps are available from the Visitor Centre.
Cycling is not permitted anywhere other than the bridleways within the park.

Golf

You can play golf at the 18 hole Lickey Hills golf course.

View from Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is the most famous viewpoint at the Lickey Hills. The hill rises to 297m (975 feet) above sea level, giving expansive views of the surrounding countryside.

There’s a toposcope in a small “fort” on the top of the hill which points out the direction to notable landscape features you can see from Beacon Hill. On a clear day points in 13 old counties can be seen.

To the north, looking over Waseley Hills and Clent in the foreground, the South Staffordshire Pennines can be seen in the far distance. To the north west, looking over the M5 motorway, the sky line is Dudley and the Black Country.

Looking eastward over Birmingham, Barr Beacon, Cannock Chase and, occasionally, Bardon Hill in Leicestershire can be seen. To the south east, the view stretches over Longbridge, Kings Norton and Birmingham Airport as far as the Forest of Arden.

Trees now obscure the view to the south and south west.  When the trees were younger, the view stretched as far as the Cotswolds.

To the west, the view extends out over Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Worcester to the Malverns and on into Wales.

When visibility is good, these landmarks in different counties can be seen:

  • Worcester in Worcestershire
  • Dudley Castle in the West Midlands
  • Bardon Hill in Leicestershire
  • Borough Hill in Northamptonshire
  • Epwell Hill in Oxfordshire
  • May Hill in Gloucestershire
  • Abergavenny Sugar Loaf in Monmouth
  • Bromyard Downs in Herefordshire
  • Clee Hills in Shropshire
  • Black Mountains in Brecon
  • Radnor Forest in Radnor
  • Moel y Golfa in Montgomery
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