Ryton Pools Country Park
Ryton Rd, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry CV8 3BH, UK
About Ryton Pools Country Park
Ryton Pools Country Park is a country park one mile south west of the village of Ryton on Dunsmore in Warwickshire, England. The park occupies an area of about 100 acres and contains four pools, the largest of which covers approximately 10 acres . Professional park rangers are employed to look after the varied flora and fauna of the park as well as the general maintenance of pathways and buildings.
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Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, and the largest town is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon and Victorian novelist George Eliot, at Nuneaton. It is a popular destination for international and domestic tourists to explore both medieval and more recent history.