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Arrow Valley Country Park, Redditch

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Arrow Valley Country Park (also known as Arrow Valley Park) is a country park on the River Arrow, at Redditch, Worcestershire, England.

Built by Redditch Development Corporation in the 1970s. It has 900 acres (3.6 km2) of public open space and incorporates the 27 acres (11 ha) Arrow Valley Lake, popular for dinghy sailing, fishing and birdwatching. The lake is home to Redditch Sailing Club (racing up to 14 ft (4.3 m) boats) and the Youth Afloat initiative, which provides sailing experience for children would not otherwise have the opportunity. The park was recognised with a Civic Trust Green Flag Award in 2005. A visitor centre, the Countryside Centre (access off the B4497, Battens Drive) was opened in 2000 and is open most days.
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  • I used to love my Saturdays here as a kid fishing this lake but it all stopped when I discovered females! 40 years later and I'm having a walk around it and wondering how much it would cost to take... 
    I used to love my Saturdays here as a kid fishing this lake but it all stopped when I discovered females! 40 years later and I'm having a walk around it and wondering how much it would cost to take...  more »
  • It was so fun you know we walked around and stuff . Worth the half an hour it took to drive here plus there was ice creams . 
    It was so fun you know we walked around and stuff . Worth the half an hour it took to drive here plus there was ice creams .  more »
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  • Although quite busy, this was a nice area to while away an hour or so after a visit to the hospital. The wind off the lake was rather a chill blow but there are several paths, trails and playground amenities for the children too. The cafe also overlooks the lake and offers rest and refreshment to the visitor. There is plenty of car parking but you might have to adjust your first thought as they are scattered around the parkland. The wildlife is plentiful and worth a watch as the swans, geese and other birds glide and fly around the water and tree lines. Family friendly (watch out for the bikes), a good place to spend some time while visiting the area.
  • Lovely local walk. Flat tarmac path around the lake. A few different routes available. Great children's park/play area all recently done. One for under 4's and one for older children. Cafe serving hot drinks, snacks and ice cream both inside and out with toilets inside. Free parking, multiple car parks.

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