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Parks & Countryside - Visit Birmingham
Birmingham has acres of green spaces waiting to be explored. Within the city centre itself...

EcoRecord
EcoRecord is the Local Environmental Record Centre for Birmingham and the Black Country.

Birmingham Natural History Society
Membership is open to all who are interested in natural history, whether amateur or professional...

Clent Hills - National Trust
The Clent Hills are a large area of open countryside on the outskirts of Birmingham...

Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & Black Country
Nature reserves, campaigns, wildlife info and more...

Parks - Birmingham City Council
Details of all the major country parks and parks in the area.

Birmingham Open Spaces Forum
Bringing together all the people
in Birmingham with an interest in our open spaces...

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CoolStays - Birmingham

Retreat from daily life staying in the Rockhouse Cave in a sandstone cliff dating back over 700 years and surrounded by enchanting woodland. Or maybe you'd prefer the Cottage at Hampton Manor with on-site michelin starred restaurant.

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South Birmingham Ramblers
Our walks take us to many of the counties in the Midlands, and, beyond on our weekends away.

City of Birmingham Ramblers
Aims are to promote walking, protect and promote access to open countryside, protect footpaths and organise walks...

Latest News

  • More Trees Please!

    More Trees Please!  Trees play an important role in the fight against climate change as well as providing homes to hundreds of insects and birds and improving air quality. These are just some of the reasons why we are calling on Birmingham City Council to double tree cover by 2045. This is part of a

  • Take Action

    We at Birmingham Friends of the Earth are passionate about the environment in a global and local context. We realize the importance of trees for our planet, therefore, we are lobbying Birmingham City Council to double tree cover in Birmingham. The help of individuals and local communities is essential for achieving that goal, for this

  • The Solution

    It is becoming increasingly evident that we need to double the UK’s tree cover by 2045 as part of a string of measures in the fight against climate change. National Government and Local Authorities play a huge role in driving this but there is a part for communities and organisations to play in taking action.

  • The Problem

    We all know how essential trees are for ourselves and the environment. Many studies have shown that places rich in trees not only help tackle climate change by cutting carbon emissions and increase biodiversity but can also help to improve mental health and physical wellbeing.  Nowadays a huge percentage of the population lives in urban

  • Yoana Petrova – Volunteer Campaigner

    Hello, my name is Yoana and I would like to share my experience as Birmingham Friends of the Earth volunteer. Having a special interest in the issues affecting the environment, I wanted to become part of a community that encounters those issues and brings them to the public, so I thought that Birmingham Friends of

  • Don’t Be a Tree Mugger – Be A Tree Hugger!

    Space – it’s at a premium and lots of us want more if it. Whether it’s extending our homes, our gardens, our driveways, or wanting a better view – sometimes trees get in the way! I’m sure we’ve all heard the reasons for chopping down that one beautiful tree, ‘I need more space, it’s getting in …

  • Wellbeing Through My Window

    We find ourselves in extraordinary times. A global pandemic which has seen the world go into lockdown. Every individual being asked to stay indoors if they can and only venture out for food and a short walk or a burst of exercise once a day. A situation like we have never seen before and hope …

  • Planting Trees – What a Great Way to Make Amazing Memories!

    Well, things haven’t panned out as any of us would have imagined. Who knew that our Friends and Family tree planting event just over a week ago would be our last tree planting and last tree planting blog of the season. This event happened before we were all told to socially distance ourselves from each other. …

  • All remaining planting events cancelled

    We are sorry to advise that all remaining tree planting events this season have been cancelled due to the latest Govt advice regarding coronavirus. Thank you to everyone who has already planted with us, and to those who have not been able to but wanted to! We hope to see you all next season.

  • Deutsche Bank’s Dream Green Team Wowed Us at Our Woodland Workshop!

    Another dry day, we gave a collected, ‘Phew! Thank goodness for that.’ It was the day of our annual Woodland Workshop with the Green Team from Deutsche Bank, Birmingham and what a great bunch of energetic and enthusiastic people we had join us. The Lickey Hills was our chosen location, surrounded by beautiful trees, in …

  • If Only BTfL Could Bottle The Enthusiasm For Trees At Our Planting Events!

    Well we had scorned the wet weather, then we hoped for better weather, then we got dry weather! The seemingly endless rain had blighted some of our previous planting plans – but not today and the lovely sunshine got us back out where we belong – outside, planting trees. Not only did we combat the …

  • BTFL is looking for a new Project Manager!

    After 12 years with BTFL our Project Manager Jane is leaving us.  We are looking to appoint a new person to the role from late spring/early summer 2020.  This is a freelance self-employed role, part time, with variable hours.  Full details can be found here: BTFL Project Manager role spec. Feb20 If you fit the …

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