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 & More Discoveries

Date: October 2, 2021

Time: 10:00

Location: Jamboree Stone

Led by Dr. Mike Hodder, Saturday 02 October 10.00. from the Jamboree Stone including site of the ‘Lodge’ Stoney Glade, Darnel Hurst and possibly Streetly Wood

Heritage Week Archaeological Walk

Date: September 14, 2021

Time: 10:00

Location: Town Gate

Led by Dr. Mike Hodder Archaeologist, Author and President of FoSpa – Tuesday 14 September 10.00 from Town Gate – Update on latest discoveries in the area

Moth Surveys 2020

Date: September 18, 2020

Location: Sutton Park

Date Start Location Meet Gate Comments
6th March 17:30 Little Bracebridge Top of Ash Track Streetly POSTPONED
24th April 20:00 Westwood Coppice Banner’s Gate CP Banner’s Gate City Challenge
8th May 20:15 L. Donnegal’s Drive / Butts Parson and Clerk / Chester Rd POSTPONED
12th June 21:00 Longmoor Clumps Jamboree CP Streetly
26th June 21:00 Westwood Coppice / Longmoor Valley Banner’s Gate CP Banner’s Gate Bioblitz
10th July 21:00 Streetly Heath Top of Ash Track Streetly
7th Aug 20:15 Longmoor Clumps Jamboree CP Streetly
18th Sept 18:45 Gum Slade Top Bracebridge CP Four Oaks

Annual Dawn Chorus – POSTPONED

Date: May 24, 2020

Time: 5:30

Location: Wyndley Pool


Led by Robert Skeates, Sunday 24th May meeting 05.30. at Wyndley Pool.

What will we see & hear this year?


Date: April 16, 2020

Time: 19:30

Location: Panel Room at Park House

Thursday 16 April 2020 19.30.  
in the Panel Room at Park House (Toby Inn) near Town Gate.
Our Guest Speaker will be Alison Macdonald, Assistant Inspector of Historic Monuments (Midlands). Sutton Park is mostly scheduled ancient monument and is protected by law.


Date: March 28, 2020

Time: 09.00 - 13.00

Location: Town Gate

2019 Litter PickPOSTPONED Annual Litter Pick in Sutton Park National Nature Reserve with a number of local community groups and anyone else who would like to join us.
Saturday 28 March 2020 from 09.00 – 13.00. meeting at Town Gate for registration and pick up equipment: Litter Pickers, Bags and Gloves.
Please bring your own water bottle and Hand Sanitiser.

Archaeological Spring Walk

Date: March 14, 2020

Time: 10:00

Location: Jamboree Stone

Mike Hodder will be showing us more of the new archaeological ‘finds’ and he has to update his book!
Meeting 10.00. at the Jamboree Stone.

Apre-Christmas Lunch

Date: January 23, 2020

Time: 12:30 for 13:00

Location: Sutton Coldfield Golf Club, Thornhill Road.

Sutton Coldfield Golf Club, Thornhill Road. Thursday 23rd January 2020 12.30. for 13.00.

Two Courses & including Coffee and mints £16.75.pp. Combat the Christmas anti-climax.

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.