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RSPB Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Sandwell Valley RSPB reserve is a nature reserve, run by the RSPB, in Sandwell Valley, to the north of West Bromwich, in the Sandwell borough of West Midlands in England. It is adjacent to, and shares its main lake with, Sandwell Valley Country Park and near the settlement of Hamstead.
In March 2010 the visitor centre was destroyed in an arson attack. The reserve and bird hide remain open to pedestrian visitors, with a temporary visitor center located next to the entrance at Tanhouse Avenue.
The reserve is located around the eastern and northern edges of the Forge Mill Lake, a storm water retention basin within a meander of the River Tame. The reserve is surrounded by the West Midlands conurbation and is close to the edges of Birmingham and Walsall, as well as West Bromwich. It is close to the M5 motorway, M6 motorway and the A34 road.
There is a vehicle access to the study centre from Tanhouse Avenue. It can also be accessed via the network of paths crossing Sandwell Valley - with particular ease from the car park serving Forge Mill Farm, on Park Lane.
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  • Great place to visit i come here often, very relaxing walk round the lake friendly little robins and blue tits if your lucky you will also see the green parakeets  more »
  • Always a treat to stroll around the reserve, a steady 4km walk. Great resource in Sandwell, not Birmingham  more »
  • Another great place for long walks. A little disappointing.that you can always hear motorway traffic but remarkable all the same that such a pretty expanse exists so close. Lovely lakes to.walk round. Woods to.explore. And fun parks for the kids.
  • Beautiful ponds and so many nooks and crannies. For example is the little natural tutorial area to sit and share knowledge.The event was great, they have lots of other ones on over the holidays. Can’t rate it highly enough. They had a good selection of teas, soya milk and vegan crisps which was an added...
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