This geosite is a formal park covering 17 hectares in area (including its lake) and provides a beautifully landscaped green space within a ten minutes walk of Wolverhampton city centre.
The park is considered to be one of the best, unspoilt examples of a Victorian park left in England and is Wolverhampton's premier open space. This geosite is particularly important for its range of well displayed and easy access glacial erratics that are thoughtfully placed around its many footpaths and recreational areas.
A number of these erratics have interpretation associated with them explaining their points of origin. The flat landscape here reflects the till plain on which it sits above a very low relief Permo-Triass bedrock shelf adjacent to the western edge of the coalfield. The site enjoys the full range of facilities of the city centre just a few minutes walk away and has on site sporting facilities, café and toilets. It is a prime geotourism and recreational site of the geopark and is in close proximity to the geotrail within the city centre and the collections at the Art Gallery.
There is a tea room, West Park Chalet available offering a selection of sandwiches, cakes, hot and cold drinks and there are also toilet facilities at the park too.
Geosite 021 Wolverhampton Art Gallery with over 300 years of art in a free gallery with fantastic changing and permanent galleries including a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year. There is also a café offering a selection of hot and cold refreshments - Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
Geosite 021 Bilston Gallery offering a range of contemporary craft exhibitions and displays of historic items created by skilled makers - Bilston Craft Gallery.
Geosite 009 Bantock House has a café courtyard offering breakfast, sandwiches a range of main courses, cakes and desserts are available. The café is open Nov-Apr 9am-4pm and May-Oct 9am-5pm. www.bantockhouse.co.uk