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Granville Country Park

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Originally declared as a Local Nature Reserve in 1989 and extended several times, the Country Park covers an area of 85.5 hectares and is one of the largest and most wildlife rich of Telford's green spaces.

Visit the Friends of Granville website

Download the heritage trail leaflet Download the site map and guide

Things to see and do

Once a hive of industry, Granville has been reclaimed by nature. Telford New Town’s development plan incorporated a green network of hedgerows, canals, meadows, canal fringes and other open spaces that were retained, so that wildlife and people could live together. It was an achievement that won international recognition, pioneering the way forward for other new towns.

Granville is one of the largest and most wildlife diverse of these places, much valued by local people for its recreational opportunities. The spirit of renewal is tangible here, nature has reclaimed the area after centuries of industrial activity, which finally ceased when Granville, the last deep mine in the county, closed down.

Relics of former industrial activity, including furnaces and an old winding house, are now surrounded by woodland full of birds, while pit mounds of waste have been transformed into flower-rich grassland and heath.

There are footpaths around the reserve which can be accessed by all. It is mostly easy walking with some steep pit mounds (which can be avoided).

Remains of its former industrial history such as the tub boat canal, blast furnaces and winding house can still be explored although woodlands, meadows, a marsh and open water, grasslands and heath cover the area today.

Nature has reclaimed this former industrial site supporting an abundance of birds and flowers.

Water safety

We want everyone to be safe when visiting our sites that have water features within them. 

We work closely with the Royal Life Saving Society on managing water safety on our sites and further details on advice can be found on the RLSS website.

When visiting this site, here are a few tips to keep safe around the water: 

  • keep out of the water at all times 
  • never allow children to play near the water unless accompanied by an adult 
  • don't run near the water, you may trip and fall in 
  • learn how to help in an emergency; if you see someone in trouble in the water never jump in yourself. Stay calm and phone for help. Some sites across the borough have water safety sites and equipment, please only use the equipment when required. 

For more information on how to rescue a person from drowning please visit the RLSS website.


Granville Country Park
Granville Road


There is a free car park off Granville Road on the left-hand side. There is also roadside parking by the Canal Basin.

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Last updated: 22/11/2023 13:42