Bromsgrove is predominantly green belt. Over 90% of the District is dedicated to unspoilt countryside with a rich biodiversity and abundance of attractive landscapes from valleys and hills to canals and ponds.
Nestled in the landscape are small attractive villages and quaint market towns. The District as a whole has over 467 Listed Buildings and 839 known Sites of Archaeology Interest, 13 of which are Scheduled Ancient Monuments.
The District contains the headwaters of three main rivers; the River Salwarpe, the Gallows Brook and the River Arrow all of which can be traced back to their sources in Clent and Lickey Hills. The District contains the last populations in Worcestershire of the Water Vole and the Otter Population is also slowly recovering.
Many areas of Bromsgrove are rural areas with lots of open spaces. It has over 70 parks and open spaces, from simple small relaxing gardens to woodland areas for walking and formal parks such as Sanders Park for recreational activities.
Public countryside destinations in the surrounding areas are varied. The stunning Lickey, Clent and Waseley Hills Country Parks, and the Outdoor Pursuits and Water Sports Centre at the 20 acre Upton Warren Lake provide for walking, cycling and other outward bound activities.
The Tardebigge Locks are also very close and are the longest navigable flight of locks in the country, containing 30 locks which climb up to 217 feet (66m).
Whether visiting or living in Bromsgrove its unspoilt and rural nature makes it the perfect place to participate in a wide range of outdoor leisure activities or just to relax and enjoy some peace and some fresh air!