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.


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.

Eco Festival

Date: September 29, 2018

Time: 11am - 6pm

Location: Corner of Thornhill and Hardwick Roads, B74 3EH

FOSPA have a stand at the Eco Festival. This year’s festival theme is ”The Good Life’.

‘Drop In’ sessions at the Visitor Centre

Date: September 8, 2018

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Location: Visitor Centrre

Following anti-social behaviour, including cycle thefts in Sutton Park NNR, West Midlands Police have launched an initiative with a series of ‘Drop In’ sessions at the Visitor Centre.  These will take place at 11.00hrs – 12.00hrs on the following dates:

8th September 2018

6th October 2018

4th November 2018

1st December 2018

These sessions are an opportunity for Park users to meet face to face with members of the WMP Neighbourhood Team to discuss any issues or ask a question, not just relating to the Park but also where you live.  They will also be offering security marking for cycle users.

Dawn Chorus

Date: May 27, 2018

Time: 5:30am

Location: Wyndley Pool

Our Dawn Chorus from Wyndley Pool, always a good starting point with the geese and other water birds.

Led by International Ornithologist and Ringer Dr. Robert Skeates.