Pooley Country Park Map
There are so many things to see and do at Warwickshire's most recently developed Country Park and first Mining Heritage Centre.
The 62.5 hectare site, one third of which is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, contains several pools caused by mining subsidence, woodland habitats and is situated on the Coventry Canal.
See for yourself environmental sustainability in practice, and experience how hard and dangerous the work of mining coal was for North Warwickshire miners, who relate tales captured on DVD and who have donated mining memorabilia to the Centre for you to view. The colliery site, on which this Country Park is now laid out, was the first to produce its own electricity (from excess steam), and the Heritage Centre has harnessed wind and solar energy to provide power to the Visitor Centre. Take a stroll along the Miners Walk - a footpath used by miners as long ago as 1846 - and visit the tea room during the course of your relaxing and enjoyable visit. A brilliant new Play Area was opened to the public in March 2006, thanks to generous funding from WREN (landfill tax credits) of £23,452 and £12,000 from the Market Towns Initiative and Advantage West Midlands"
Facilities Available include: Tea Room with Canalside Patio; Coal Mine Experience; Environmental Sustainability in Practice; Children's Play Area; Education Programme Filming location
Events & activities: 3 waymarked walks through varying landscapes; Cycle Path; Brass rubbing, colouring and worksheets for children
Opening times: Visitor Centre 10.00am - 6.00pm Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays from Easter to end of September
Car Park 8.00am-6.00pm Monday - Saturday in Summer months 10.00am-6.00pm Sundays & Bank Holidays
Find us: Pooley Country Park Pooley Lane Polesworth Warks B78 1JA
5 minutes from JCT 10 M42. 20 minutes from Polesworth railway station. Bus routes 785/786, 776 and X75
Special needs: Phone 01827 897438 for details.
Parking charges: £1.00 per car.
Toilets: Environmentally friendly with baby changing and disabled facilities. Dogs: Dog walkers are welcome. Dog waste bins available.
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