Granville Country Park is owned by Telford and Wrekin Council who work in partnership with Shropshire Wildlife Trust and The Friends of Granville.
The Country Park covers an area of 61.4 ha (see map) and is one of the largest and most wildlife-rich of Telford’s green spaces. The great importance of the County Park for wildlife is recognised through multiple overlapping designations. All of the Country Park is designated as a Local Nature Reserve and there is the nationally important Muxton Marsh Site of Special Scientific Interest as well as a superb and a very important Shropshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve.
Remains of its former industrial history such as the blast furnaces, the tub boat canal and winding house can still be explored. Nature has reclaimed the whole of the area. There are now woodlands, meadows, a marsh and open water. Pit mounds have been transformed into grassland and heath. These habitats support an abundance of birds and flowers such as orchids, ox-eye daisy and yellow rattle.
Today the Country Park is used widely for recreational opportunities by the local community, walking groups, and schools and is now part of Telford T50 50 mile trail.
Map of Granville Country Park Boundary Link
Granville Country Park Boundary