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Saltwells Local Nature Reserve

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Birthday walk

10 adults, a toddler and a baby ( in pushchairs) took a walk - decided on the orange route of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Walk in the copy

A beautiful natural area great for walks alone with kids or dog's, different species of animals and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Eve C
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Saltwells Local Nature Reserve is one of the UK's largest urban nature reserves, covering 247 acres. Lady Dudley planted Saltwells Wood in the eighteenth century to hide the scars of coal mining. The descendants of the Oak and Beech still survive...more
Saltwells Lane | off Coppice Lane, Quarry Bank, Dudley DY5 1AX, England
+44 1384 812795
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

10 adults, a toddler and a baby ( in pushchairs) took a walk - decided on the orange route of approx 2 1/2 miles. It started off well, winding through the trees but we did find gateways blocked by bollards. We were able to lift...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A beautiful natural area great for walks alone with kids or dog's, different species of animals and birds .

Thank Eve C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a unique area to visit. Very important in the history of the Black Country and an oasis in the middle of this built up area. Important to everyone. Great for families with children - somewhere for them to run. Connects to the canal...More

1  Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saltwells offer a really 'back to nature' walks through country-side pathways. There is surely nothing better than a walk breathing (fresher) air and listening to the birds 'talking' to each other. Occasionally you can hear the vehicles passing on the motorway, but that cannot be...More

Thank Davebabe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today we visited Saltwells Nature reserve not for the first time and was shocked to see lots of posters saying Save our Saltwells…We then saw at the entrance that there is a planning application for some houses to be built in the reserve... WHAT you...More

5  Thank Adventure03972213584
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Presently under attack by developers to build in part of the reserve. Let's hope the 7000+ lovers of this urban paradise can win and leave the reserve undisturbed

2  Thank Bill G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful woodland nature reserve in middle of very built up area & the bluebells are stunning perfect escape from everyday life dogs love it too

1  Thank Inspire399810
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saltwells Local Nature Reserve is a hidden gem near the Merry Hill Centre. There are walks, a reservoir, amazing bluebell wood, a SSSI called Doulton's Clay Pit (the first time I saw the cliffs it took my breath away) - all in the industrial Black...More

1  Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Several well signposted trails or just wandering around. Fairly flat and good paths. The sculpture trail has some very interesting artworks. From carved rood to welded metal sculptures. Great for walking the dog or just walking off your Sunday dinner. Free carpark at entrance and...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed August 29, 2018

What a find,on our door step only one hours walk to get here,map on main entrance of 3 main walks,although routs poorly signed as neglected by Dudley council,lots of history and a clay quarry,this is signed with good explanation of it use. Will return as...More

Thank tchell2016
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August 23, 2017|
Response from Alan P | Property representative |
Yes it does.
simon w
April 14, 2017|
Response from 275stacied | Reviewed this property |
You where definitely in the wrong part, they are currently building the new houses, which can be seen through the line of trees only very close by, at the top of the car park you used, there's a little gate entrance with a... More
October 22, 2016|
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Response from Les D | Reviewed this property |
Yes The trees are changing colour nicely.