Friends of Sutton Park Association Diary of Events

Please note that the walks listed below may cross uneven ground and rough terrain. Please wear suitable footwear. All FOSPA events are free of charge and open to non-members, excepting the AGM which is for members only.

We look forward to seeing you.


Archaeological Walk No.5

Date: September 28, 2019

Time: 10:00

Location: Blackroot Bistro car park

Starting fro the Blackroot Bistro car park at 10.00. led by Dr. Mike Hodder.  Unless new discoveries are made prior to this walk, it will be as listed.  As always, Mike will be ready to answer any questions you may have.

Sutton Park Mothing Dates:

Date: September 27, 2019

Time: as listed

Location: as listed

Date Location Meet Gate Time Comments
29th Mar Little Bracebridge Top of ash track Streetly Gate 6:30pm
26th April Streetly Heath Streetly gate CP Streetly Gate 8:30pm
4th May Longmoor Valley Banner’s gate CP Banner’s Gate 1:00pm Emperor Moths / FoSPA /Sandnats /BC etc (Saturday)
24th May Westwood Coppice Banner’s gate CP Banner’s Gate 9:00pm Evening before FoSPA dawn chorus
21st June Blackroot Heath Blackroot Bistro Hartop / Four Oaks 9:00pm David Brown / Bioblitz
26th July Longmoor Valley Parson and Clark Pub Side Gate 9:00pm
23rd Aug Blackroot Meadow Blackroot carpark Town Gate 8:15pm
27th Sept Darnel Hurst Nr Jamboree CP Streetly Gate 7:00pm

As well as these, there will probably be other opportunities:

Rowley Hills
Scouts (probably September)
Caldmore community garden
Sandnats / Merrions Wood

Daytime pheromone clearwing hunts.

Eco Festival 2019

Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 11.00 - 17.00

Location: Streetly Methodist Church

Eco Festival 2019Birds, Bees & Cooking
Streetly Methodist Church

Eco Festival 2019

Fospa Annual Dawn Chorus 2019

Date: May 26, 2019

Time: 05:30

Location: Longmoor Pool Sutton Park NNR (Entrance Banners Gate)

Best of LongmoorLed by International Ornithologist & Ringer Dr Rob Skeates

Remember last year we recorded two new species for Sutton Park – Ringed Plover & Little Grebe.  What shall we see this year?

Annual General Meeting (Members Only)

Date: April 24, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Panel Room at Park House

Annual General Meeting (Members Only) in the Panel Room at Park House (Toby Inn) near Town Gate, Sutton Park NNR on Wednesday 24th April 2019 at 19.30.
Our Guest Speaker will be Professor Ian C. Trueman eminent botanist, who has been associated with the Park for many years.  His talk will be entitled ‘A New Flora for Sutton Park’ and should make for an interesting evening.

Archaeological Walk No. 6, with additions

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 10:00

Location: Bracebridge car park

Led by Dr. Mike Hodder and starting from Bracebridge car park at 10.00. We will first go into Upper Nut Hurst, and will visit a newly discovered lodge close to Darnel Hurst.  This discovery was made after Walk No. 6 was devised, so it is exciting that there are still discoveries to be made in the Park. We will then go on to Bracebridge Pool to continue our walk


Date: March 23, 2019

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Location: Visitor Centre, near Town Gate

FOSPA/GREAT BRITISH SPRING CLEAN in Sutton Park NNR Meeting Visitor Centre, near Town Gate B74 2YT 10.00 – 12.00.  We will be covering the area from Town Gate to Hartop Gate and returning via Blackroot Pool.


Date: March 16, 2019

Time: 11:00 - 13:00

Location: Visitor Centre, Sutton Park NNR

Community Litter Pick – Saturday 16th March 11.00 – 13.00. Meeting at the Visitor Centre, Sutton Park NNR to collect equipment etc.,

HAT – History – Archaeology – Task Group

Date: February 2, 2019

Time: 11:00 - 14:00

Location: Visitor Centre, Sutton Park NNR

We meet at the Visitor Centre, Sutton Park NNR on the first Saturday of each month at 11.00. – 14.00. to manage the areas surrounding the archaeological features around the Park, and enhance the visual aspect.

Archaeological Interpretation Scheme: Walk No.4

Date: September 29, 2018

Time: 10:00am

Location: Boldmere Gate

AIS Walk No.4 (with perhaps a few additions) led by Dr. Mike Hodder on  Saturday September 29 10.00. from Boldmere Gate. It should take approx 1.5 hours plus question time.