Arrow Valley Country Park
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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 square 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.