Arrow Valley Country Park

At 900 acres Arrow Valley Country Park is the largest area of open space in Redditch - and it’s not just a beautiful environment, it’s packed full of things to see and do.

The park is set over 2.5 miles of countryside, between Forge Mill Needle Museum, the protected ancient monument of medieval Bordesley Abbey and the Abbey Stadium to the north and Washford Mill to the south. The River Arrow meanders through it and together with the 29-acre Arrow Valley Lake there are excellent wildlife habitats as well as great walks and activities.

At the heart of the park is the lakeside Arrow Valley Visitor Centre, which houses a café with panoramic views across the water as well as function and conference facilities, fishing, water sports and other activities, as well as toilets.

The park was created in the 1970s by the Redditch Development Corporation which built Redditch new town, and continues to be a great asset for our community.

Water Safety Management

RBC has developed a new Water Safety Policy in collaboration with key partners such as Rospa, the Emergency Services and Local Schools.  This Policy helps support the National Water Safety Forum’s ‘UK Drowning Prevention Strategy 2016 – 2026’  to prevent accidental drowning fatalities in the UK by working in partnership to ensure consistent guidance for the safe enjoyment and management of activities in, on and around water.  More details are available here

Getting here

  1. From M42 Junction 3
  2. From Worcester
  3. From Bromsgrove
  4. From Birmingham and The North

Here's parking information.

Here's information on barbeque restrictions

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