Elmdon Park, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Elmdon Park is situated in Solihull, West Midlands and is a local nature reserve.


Elmdon Park is located in Elmdon, Solihull. The park is a wonderful Green Flag park a local nature reserve.

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Out for a run up the hill at Elmdon Park (December 2015). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The main entrance is from Tanhouse Farm Road and Elmdon Park Road.

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Totempole near the main entrance at Elmdon Park (December 2015). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

There is another entrance from the Damson Parkway between Jaguar Land Rover and Solihull Moors FC. Bus route here is the X12 from Solihull Town Centre.

Solihull Moors FC

Damson Parkway entrance to Elmdon Park between Jaguar Land Rover and Solihull Moors FC (March 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Also from the Coventry Road (but the footbridge towards Birmingham Airport is out of use). Bus route here is the X1 from Birmingham to Coventry via the Airport and NEC.

Footbridge over Coventry Rd near Elmdon Park

Elmdon Park is to the left of the footbridge over the Coventry Road towards Birmingham Airport (November 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

You will find the Elmdon Lake and the Hatchford Brook flows through the park.

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Ducks at the waterfall at Elmdon Lake in Elmdon Park (December 2015). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The vast Jaguar Land Rover plant is to the south and south west, plus Solihull Moors Football Club to the south east.

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Jaguar Land Rover seen from Elmdon Park (December 2015). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The park has free car parking, a football pitch, a lake, tennis courts and walking trails.

 

History of Elmdon Park

Elmdon Park (also called Elmdon Nature Park) was established in 1944 in the grounds of the derelict Elmdon Hall, which was bought by the then Solihull Urban District Council. The house was used by the Home Guard during World War 2, but got more derelict after the war ended, and was demolished in 1956.

Close to the park is the Parish Church of St Nicholas (also known as Elmdon Church). Designed and built in 1780-81 by John Standbridge. It was altered in 1979. It is a Grade II listed building. The church is hidden in a dense woodland.

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Elmdon Church (December 2015). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Elmdon Manor Walled Garden is also hidden in the woodland, and is a short walk away from the church.

 

Winter in Elmdon Park

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Elmdon Lake at Elmdon Park (December 2015). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

14 Aug 2019 - On-going

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