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Name:Pooley Country Park
Hill number:19347
Height:102.3m / 336ft
Parent (Ma):2870  Walton Hill
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Warwickshire (CoU)
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SK 25693 03743
Summit feature:no feature: ground 2m N of metal column
Col:71m  SK257035  
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A landscaped coal spoil tip, canal, railway, motorway flyover -all imaginatively combined into an interesting small country park, with downhill mountain bike routes from the summit. Pooley Pit was one of over 21 Warwickshire pits that since the 1700s until 1980s mined the 40 mile long by 20 mile wide Warickshire coalfield from Coventry to Tamworth. Coal being moved since the 1750s by the canal network -here the Coventry canal which continues to join the Trent/ Mersy canal. The striking gold leaf summit structure ‘connects people with nature’ so the architects claim. They also supplied HSBC with art work for their HQ (which presumably connects people with money?).Chris Pearson28/03/2019
Nice golden obelisk on summit. From the country park car park, under the motorway, over the canal and then short steepish climb. The country park is sign posted off the B5000 in Polesworth.Herbert Anchovy26/03/2019
Now £2.50 to park but £1.30 for a coffee. No views due to fog.Dugswell224/02/2019
4th and final tump of an 18.3 mile route from Nuneaton to Tamworth station climbing Mount Jud, Hartshill Pyramid and Baddesley Colliery descending Nne to pick up theoretical fp leading to A5 then another fp heading North (again no sign on the ground) through vast field to reach fp leading to Birchmoor then across to Polesworth via a series of connecting paths then fp past Pooley Hall and over the M42, a brief section along the canal and over the bridge to then ascend steeply up a wide bare rubbly slope to reach the beautiful Golden leaf column looking great with blue sky and cirrus clouds as a backdrop. Descent Sw to track leading through the ponds back onto the canal, that I then followed most of the way, continuing on road where it veers off to finish at Tamworth station. What a day!Dazingdale24/02/2019
Driven by on M42 numurous times. Today stopped at pooley country park. Free parking if staying for less than an hour.cjo11/11/2018
Coal mining spoil heap, landscaped and now part of Pooley Fields nature reserve. Wide track starts from the S side and makes a gentle spiral ascent through birch woods to the barren summit topped by 18m(?) tall golden pillar the cross section of which represents the shape of a beech leaf - why, I don't know. Great views will soon be lost to the rapidly growing birch.RichardM25/06/2018
Driven by on many an occasion. From car parkRamblingpaul10/04/2018
The column at the top was taller than I expected.Alancache22/02/2018
From canal car park. Sculpture virtually glowing in the late afternoon sun. This kind of surprise is why I Tump...rhalstead17/02/2018
Up the slippery slope from Country Park down Pooley Lane, under M/Way and over canal to very impressive structure at topMark Sims16/01/2018
Came down M18/M1/M42 from Barlow Mound. Just managed to hobble up (and down) the very slippery direct track from the Visitor Centre. Home at 1630.GordonAdshead06/01/2018
From visitor centre car park - direct ascent and more leisurely circular descent.Bramley30/12/2017
As for Clivevilla. We came past on the Coventry Canal here 50 years ago!.arranc04/12/2017
From the canal bridge, FP and MTB tracks all the way. Finally got to complete the county.PeterD29/11/2017
From the canal bridge to the west, through the park then left up the slag heap. Third time of completing Warwickshire.clivevilla15/11/2017
Remembrance day 1100 from NW as others although probably easier parking at Heritage Centre just to S. Cettis warbler making itself heard above railway noise, lovely Autumn stroll to recomplete WarwickshireRHW11/11/2017
Same approach as originally described by ab. Make sure you're on the correct side of the canal at the start!Aye Jimmy09/11/2017
From railway bridge. Gold leaf pillar looked fabulous in early morning sun. Warwickshire & Trent catchment regained. Also my 4,000th hill on h-b. Splendid hill for a spoil heap.ngthack08/11/2017
Wish I had a pound for every time I've driven past. If so I wouldn't be hill bagging for a living. A canal, a main line railway and the M42 for good measure. And yet it is a pleasant walk through the woods to the top and its unusual obelisk. Didn't see Andrew hiding in the woods.Campbell Singer07/11/2017
Parking at the railway bridge to the north west. Nice walk through the woods to the well covered slag heap.andrew brown07/11/2017
From Alvecote marina, through Pooley Country Park & along canal, interesting 'Gold Leaf tower' on old spoil heap, warm, some cloud & Sun.apricorum31/07/2017
Orienteered over and round this hill on numerous occasions, since it was first mapped about 15 years ago. Often thought it might be a Tump. This was my latest visit.JohnW05/06/2016
carole engel17/03/2019
Jonathan Russell03/12/2017