Wildlife and habitats

Arrow Valley Country Park is protected as a green space and has undergone an amazing transformation since it was first created in the late 1960s, as part of the development of Redditch new town. What was once farm land is now a stunning wild space full of flora and fauna.

At 900 acres the park has a range of habitats and biological communities seldom seen in an urban setting. It’s rich in mammals, birds, invertebrates and aquatics.

The diverse habitats include deciduous woodland, wild flower meadows, playing fields, scrubland and wetlands brings a wealth of biological communities – that’s the various species that are found within a habitat – to Arrow Valley Country Park.

We take our management and protection of the park very seriously and we will ensure that it is stewarded and improved for future generations.

We strongly urge park users not to disturb the animals unnecessarily, and to keep dogs under close control in the park.