Saltwells Local Nature Reserve
Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by Suzy
Things to do at Saltwells Local Nature Reserve review
Saltwells Local Nature Reserve is located near Brierly Hill, West Midlands. It is a mixture of world-class geology, ancient woodland with bluebells when in season and a nationally important heritage.
The reserve covers 247 acres which include Saltwells Wood. It is one of the UK’s largest urban nature reserves and it has the biggest woodland in the borough. They are also home to one of the largest sculpture parks in the West Midlands. The reserve is easy to access and is located just over the road from the Merry Hill Centre.
There are well-marked trails for all abilities and maps can be downloaded from their website. It is an old clay and coal mining landscape with Medieval coal workings now transformed with orchids and butterflies. The ponds and wetlands are home to 16 species of dragonflies.
FAQ and Further Information Saltwells Local Nature Reserve
Is there food and drink available?
There is no on-site cafe. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.
What are the main things to do?
Reserve with a mixture of world-class geology, ancient woodland with bluebells when in season and nationally important heritage. There are no on-site facilities.
What are the ticket prices?
*free, u003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *The reserve is free, to visit.
Is there parking?
There is limited parking. It is easier to park at Merry Hill and walk over.
When are they open?
The reserve is open all year round.
Dogs are welcome.
Are they accessible?
Please contact the venue.