Image courtesy of Birmingham Museums Trust | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image courtesy of Birmingham Museums Trust | Licence: CC0 1.0

Gravel Pit, Rednal

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Lickey Hills Country Park, Renal, Birmingham, England

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Extensive quarrying occurred on the Lickey Hills and northwards through to Rubery during the 19th and early 20th century. (https://ehtchampions.org.uk/ch/worcestershire-sites/lickey-hills-quarries/). The three hilltops comprising The Lickeys—Bilberry Hill, Rednal Hill and Cofton Hill—form the northern extremity of the Lickey Ridge, a formation of hard quartzite (Wikipedia) The Lickey Hills consist of two parallel ranges with a valley between. The Lickey Hills Country Park of 525 acres (2 km²) belonging to Birmingham City Council and a golf club covers part of the hills. The lower range, known as the Lickey Ridge, consists of three hard quartzite hilltops, Rednal Hill, Bilberry Hill and Cofton Hill. The higher range consists of Rose Hill, Beacon Hill and Stock Hill. (Wikipedia)