Things to see & do

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What's on

We have a regular programme of guided walks, family activity days throughout the holidays, and special events such as star-gazing. Whether you prefer flip flops or muddy boots we've got events at Clent Hills that you're sure to enjoy.

Don't miss

  • Bacon butties at Nimmings car park cafe, but come hungry!
  • An ever-changing pallette of colours, with bluebells in spring, foxgloves in summer, and autumnal splendour as the leaves fall.
  • Getting your bearings at the toposcope. Is that Birmingham or Bromsgrove?
  • The magnificent old beech tree on the easy access route from Nimmings, and the majestic spread of it's enormous branches
  • The pond in Stu's Spinney, a 5 minute walk from Nimmings cafe. Bring your net and hunt for newts!

Funky fungi

Shaggy Ink Cap © www.northeastwildlife.co.uk

Easily recognisable Shaggy Ink Caps (Coprinus comatus) grow in grass. Their black spores drip just like ink, and you can eat them but they will turn your food an unappetising murky grey colour.

Funky fungi

Fly Agarics provide a splash of colour © NTPL/John Millar

These classic toadstools look straight form a fairytale..but don't pick thenm, they are poisonous! Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) sometimes grow along the easy access path at Clent Hills.

Funky fungi

A smelly Stinkhorn fungus © Colin Clarke, Leith Hill Web & IT Ranger

You might smell this fungus before you see it...Stinkhorns really do stink! With slimy heads and a smell like rotting meat, they aren't the most appealing..although apprently in the young stage they taste like radishes.

Funky fungi

Jelly Ear fungus..what a lot of ears! © John Bailey

There's no mistaking these Jelly Ears (Auricularia auricula-judae). Look for them on elder trees near Walton Hill. It seems like the tree is listening...what do you think it hears?

Voices from Clent and the Archway project

Who’s watching you from the top of our welcome arch?

Who’s watching you from the top of our welcome arch?

A carved wooden archway welcomes visitors to Clent, and looking closely you will see the words and thoughts of local walkers inscribed onto the wood. These words come from 'Poem to Clent', a dedication to Clent Hills written by the appointed Artist in Residence Helen Calcutt, forged from personal reflections and interviews with visitors. The Archway stands over the easy access path, recently renovated by our volunteer team to ensure everyone can enjoy these much-loved Hills.
 

Best of the '50 things' to do at Clent

  • replace this! © Bill Phillips

    4. Build a den

    Terriffic teepees, brilliant bivvies..it's all possible in the Natural Play Area, so get building...

  • Cheerful additions to a summer sky © National Trust

    7. Fly a kite

    Hold on tight, and let your spirits soar with your kite

  • Weather watching is also great fun © David Noton

    27. Go star gazing

    Why not join us for a special night with the Birmingham Astronomical Society in September?

  • 49. Find a geocache

    Take part in this worldwide hi-tech treasure hunt! We've hidden 8 caches on Clent Hills

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