From The Neolithic To The Sea: A Journey From The Past To The Present

West Midlands

Coat Of Arms

Foster, Rastrick & Co

Lallian's Flour Mill

The West Midlands county is one of the most heavily urbanised counties in the UK. Birmingham, Wolverhampton, the Black Country and Solihull together form the most populous conurbation in the United Kingdom outside London.

The highest point in the West Midlands is Turners Hill, at 271 m (889 ft). The hill is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

There are 23 Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the county. One of these SSSIs is Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield, which has an area of 970 hectares (2,400 acres). As a result, it is one of the largest urban parks in Europe, and the largest outside of a capital city in Europe. The park also has National Nature Reserve status.

There are numerous rivers that pass through the county, including the River Tame.