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RSPB Sandwell Valley, Birmingham

Categories: Valleys, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
RSPB Sandwell Valley is located in Birmingham. Use our Birmingham tour planner to visit RSPB Sandwell Valley on your trip to Birmingham, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This place is within a short car journey from a busy town. Once your there you wouldn't know. It's so peaceful and tranquil. It has some lovely walks and beautiful sites. Take a camera and/or binocula...  read more »
  • Hi! my name is Graham Vernon ( no relation to the old football pools Ha! Ha! ) I have been a Volunteer now for about three months I am 74 years young. I first went to the RSPB at Sandwell in Tanhouse ...  read more »
  • A wonderful walk in this wonderous landscape, wedged between hamstead, the motorway and West Bromwich, it like being in a different world, some steep paths and odd places with a few steps may be unsui...  read more »
  • If you love nature then this is a great place to visit. Nice visitor centre and hide with bird watching opportunities, you can view bird feeders and the Lake from the centre there are binoculars and a scope to use if you haven't got any. Entry is free, free parking for rspb members. I saw lesser redpoll for the first time! And had a Robin feed out of my hand (take some bird seed, not bread as this is bad for birds) Children's activities are available, e.g pond dipping. Friendly volunteers in centre and the hide to help you identify birds etc. Toilets, drinks machine and good range of snacks to buy but unfortunately no cafe, but nice place to have a picnic. If you walk around the lake you can access forge mlil farm, which is free to visit and see the farm animals, buy a drink or icecream, they also have a nice gift shop toilets and small play area it is a circular route.
  • New visitors centre is a big improvement over the last building. The hide is great for bird watching and taking photos from. There's also viewing posts around the lake to take advantage of the various species.
  • Good hide on the lake for all year round bird watching and the new visitors centre is fantastic for all ages, isn't the centre in Tanhouse Avenue
  • Good Hyde and events but volunteer work is currently a bit un-organized. Its great that it is free too and some birds are friendly!
  • Pleasant walking along the River Tame, with easy access to sandwell Council's Forge Mill Farm at west end of lake. The brilliant visitor centre was destroyed by vandals in 2010 but there are still good hides. A wide variety of birdlife (though some visitors apparently unaware ducks are birds) but it is seasonal, as many species are migratory - best see RSPB's recent sightings page for the site if you want to check on exactly what is around.
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