West Midlands

Rowheath Recreation Ground, Bournville

County: West Midlands

Location: Rowheath Recreation Ground, Bournville, Birmingham B30

The Rec. is in a triangle formed by Heath Road, Selly Oak Road and Oak Farm Road. There is an entrance on Heath Road but the pond is in fact closer to Oak Farm Road behind the houses: perhaps there's a back gate.

There is a small pond and a large one linked together with a footbridge over the join. The small one looks like it gives you 100% access.

This pond was being used for model boating when Trevor Smith visited it on 3rd April 2004.

Listed by Andy Tribble, 19.02.2006

Valley Parkway, Bournville

County: West Midlands

Location: Valley Parkway, Bournville Lane, Bournville, Birmingham B30.

The Parkway lies to the east of the A38 Bristol Road, and north of Bournville Lane.

Medium to large-sized purpose-built pond. 100% access to the banks. Built for the Cadbury factory workers many years ago. Ideal for freesailing yachts. Long-established club and clubhouse, internationally known and ranked in the top ten of English model boat ponds.

Club: www.bournville-mypb-club.org.uk

Credit: Trevor Smith.

Listed by Andy Tribble, 19.02.2006

Sutton Coldfield

Type of pond: area of water park set aside for model boats.

Club: Kingsbury Park Model Boat Club http://www.kwpmbc.co.uk/index.php

Other facilities: fishing, children's play areas, Kingsbury Jet Bike Centre, Midlands Powerboat Racing Club and Tamworth Sailing club, Camping and Caravanning Club site, Visitor Centre, The Old Barn Coffee Shop and the Education Centre.

For details of opening times, car parking charges etc the website says call the Country Parks Information Centre on 01827 872660 or visit the country park's web site at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/countryside


At Junction 9 of M42 take the A4097 signposted Water Park. At the first island turn left. The Park is about 1/2 mile on the right side of the road.

Kingsbury Water Park
Bodymoor Heath Lane
Bodymoor Heath
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B76 0DY
Tel: +44 (0) 1827 872660
Fax: +44 (0) 1827 875161

Listed by Andy Tribble, 12.04.2006

Location - Town: Stourbridge

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Location - County: West Midlands
Description/directions to location: Heath Pool located in Mary Stevens Park
off Norton Road and Stanley Road
Type: Other - please provide more info below
Size: Medium / Large
Depth: "Waders"
Shoreline access: Limited
Toilets / Shop / other facilties - please list: Toilets. Childrens play aeras
Tennis and ball games
Open Public Access: Access with council permit only
Local model boat club: yes
Website: http://www.stourbridgemodelboatclub.org
Any restrictions? (Noise, speed, etc): No ic powered or fast electrics models

Listed by Rod Butler [08.11.2007]

Area: West Midlands

Location: Birmingham Witton Lakes. Some postcards call it 'Perry Common' which is on the edge of the Park to the NE.

Witton Lakes Park
Gipsy Lane
Birmingham West Midlands B23 7XX
Tel: 0121 373 3221

Size: Medium Large.

Depth: Unknown.

Wikipedia says "Witton Lakes are a pair of former drinking water reservoirs in the Erdington area of Birmingham, England (not in nearby Witton). The lakes are now maintained as a leisure amenity by Birmingham City Council. One is used for model boating and the other nature conservation."


Listed by Andy Tribble, 30.06.2008

Anything to add or amend?