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.


Apre-Christmas Lunch

Date: January 23, 2020
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
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.

Eco Festival 2019

Date: September 21, 2019
Location: Streetly Methodist Church

Eco Festival 2019Birds, Bees & Cooking
Streetly Methodist Church

Eco Festival 2019

Fospa Annual Dawn Chorus 2019

Date: May 26, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.