RSPB Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

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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.LocationThe 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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  • Very enthusiastic and friendly staff who promote this exceptional and accessible reserve with special attention to young people and toddlers. Beautifully presented with lovely, well cared for bee-frie...  more »
  • After a torrid time a few years ago when it was attack by arsonists it has come back with more and a better environment.....worth a visit  more »
  • We spent a sunny/ rainy afternoon here bird watching. The visitor centre has coffee, tea and snacks and an eating area if you bring a picnic. Toilets and visitor info good. Staff were really friendly ...  more »
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  • Had a lovely stroll around Sandwell Valley with my wife. Glorious sunshine today made it a fantastic experience. We were delighted to find the RSPB centre was open (hadn't expected that on a Bank Holiday) so we were able to buy so.e lattes and sit outside to drink them at their picnic tables. A great way to relax in the sun.
  • Not open everyday. Kids love it when its open. they have a children's bird club . you have go book. And it is well worth the money, this is one day a week. But I'm sure it would be note successful if it opened more. Car park which you have to pay for. Beautiful surroundings. Vending machines for light snack , tea and coffer. Pity about opening times. Would go more often.
  • Beautiful circular walks around the lakes and bird sanctuary. GREAT family day out. They've got a great cafe at rspb where you can watch wild parakeets on the feeders.
  • Staff always ready to help. In the hide they will lend you binoculars and tell you about the birds that are there. In the visitor centre there are activities for the young children. And the walk around the lake is present 2 mile mostly on good hard paths
  • Great place for a walk on a summer day or any day for that matter. Beautiful location. And now the pathways have been done it's a walk that can be done in any weather
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