I first got the train to Dorridge in Solihull back at the end of January 2017. At the time it was raining on my walk around the park. It was a wet and miserable afternoon. Dorridge Park is also home to Dorridge Wood. Which is a local nature reserve. The part was first set up in 1969 after a land donation. Woodland here was first documented in 1556. The park has a play area.

 

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Dorridge Park in wet weather





I first got the train to Dorridge in Solihull back at the end of January 2017. At the time it was raining on my walk around the park. It was a wet and miserable afternoon. Dorridge Park is also home to Dorridge Wood. Which is a local nature reserve. The part was first set up in 1969 after a land donation. Woodland here was first documented in 1556. The park has a play area.

 


Dorridge Park

Dorridge Park is located in Dorridge, Solihull.  Just a short walk away from Dorridge Station. Leave the station via Station Approach, then walk down Grange Road. Dorridge Park and Dorridge Wood is a local nature reserve. The park also has the Green Flag Park status. Land was donated in 1969 to form a park. It is now run by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. In the history records, there was a mention of the woods way back in 1556. The park is home to a variety of trees. Various animals might be found in the park such as a fox.

My first visit to Dorridge was at the end of January 2017. And by the time I got to the park it was raining.

 

Entering the park from near Grange Road and Beconsfield Close, I saw this Solihull M.B.C. Dorridge Park sign.

The path off of Grange Road as it was raining.

The path splits into a Y shape here.

A large tree near Beconsfield Close.

Saw a small blackbird on the grass which was covered by leaves.

The path continues as the rain kept coming down.

About to cross this footbridge over a stream.

There was a bollard on this side of the footbridge.

The stream, but I don't know it's name (if it has a name). It might be a brook.

Near the Dorridge Park Play Area.

Slide in the playground.

Some kind of climbing frame made out of ropes.

The rain wasn't stopping as I had a look at the wide open field.

The path with benches near a Green Flag.

A noticeboard with information.

Dog walkers take their dogs for walk through the woods. This path was a bit muddy and the rain didn't help that afternoon.

Bollards near a public footpath fingerpost.

New trees barely visible in this weather.

Back on the path towards Grange Road. There is a car park near here close to Arden Road. It didn't have a pavement, so I walked back to Grange Road to get back to the station.

Wooden posts with wood on the top. Perhaps somewhere for birds to land.

Another Y split in the path. The grass covered with leaves as I made my way back to Grange Road, and eventually Dorridge Station.

I ended up catching the train back to Solihull, rather than wait for one back to Acocks Green.

A few years later I got the train back to Dorridge with the intension of walking to Knowle. While there during March 2019 I popped into Knowle Park. Slightly better weather at the time, but had a hail storm on the walk back to Dorridge Station!

Knowle Park will be my next Solihull park post. Also look out for Olton Jubilee Park, Langley Hall Park and Mill Lodge Park. Coming soon. (Click these links to view the projects and view the photo galleries).

 

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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