“There are so many things to see and do at Pooley Country Park. 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.
Take a stroll along the 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 play area was opened to the public in March 2006, thanks to generous funding from Landfill Tax Credits, the Market Towns Initiative and Advantage West Midlands.
The Pooley Hall Colliery became the North Warwickshire Colliery in 1951 when the mine workings from Alvecote, Amington and Pooley met underground. It was the first mine to generate its own electricity (from excess steam) in the early 1920s, and also the first to have pit head baths, which were opened in 1928. Former Pooley and North Warwickshire miners have donated memorabilia, which can be seen in the Visitor Centre.”
At a glance
There are various events at our Country Parks throughout the year, check out the events list for the latest details.
Make the Visitor Centre your first port of call and you can get friendly advice and information to enable you to enjoy your day out in the country park to the full. We stock information leaflets on all the activities taking place in the parks, as well as maps to help you find your way around.
- Education centre – £50 (half day) or £80 (full day)
Environmentally friendly with baby changing and disabled facilities.
Phone 01827 897438 for details. Mobility scooters are available for a small charge – please book in advance.
Dog waste bins available. Dogs in the countryside.
Barbecues and fires
Barbecues and fires are not allowed, but picnics are welcome.
There are no cash machine facilities at this park
How Could It Be Done Without The Other?
How Could It Be Done Without The Other? is an art project inspired by a quote from Tony Mellors, a former miner at the site who has spoken about the teamwork that was essential to life down the pit.
Golden Tower of Leaves
A golden tower of leaves, has been commissioned as part of the regeneration of Pooley being delivered by the county council and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). It was chosen following consultation with local people to help revitalise and create a strong identity for the area’s regeneration.
Visit the artists website Dalziel and Scullion for information and images.