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Middleton Lakes, Tamworth

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Middleton Lakes RSPB reserve is a 160ha nature reserve, formally opened on 19 May 2011, created and run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds at Middleton, Warwickshire, England, just south of Tamworth. The Northern part of the reserve lies in Staffordshire, yet the reserve is only a few minutes from the outskirts of Birmingham.Much of the site was, until its acquisition by the RSPB in 2007, a gravel quarry, operated by Hanson Aggregates. The site was formerly referred to, in birding literature, as Fishers Mill- (Warwickshire), Drayton Bassett- (Staffordshire) and Dosthill- (to the East) -Lakes, -Pools, -Pits or -Gravel Pits.LayoutThe reserve lies to the rear of Middleton Hall, whose catering and toilet facilities are available to reserve visitors. The River Tame flows Northwards through the reserve, some miles downstream from RSPB Sandwell Valley and not far from the West Midland Bird Club's Ladywalk Reserve and Kingsbury Water Park. The water ends up, via the Trent and Humber, in the North Sea.
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  • Had a lovely days walking with plenty of trials to follow. Plenty of birds and animals to see with hides and viewing platforms the canal also runs through nature reserve. Middleton manner is a great p...  more »
  • Middleton Lakes not only provide a great wildlife reserve, it’s a great reserve for us if those of a certain age with cronky old knees too. The level well maintained paths make it an easy walk and at ...  more »
  • I have walked round here during the summer and winter months and love seeing the range of wild life and it is a nice easy walk so does make for a good afternoon. There is the cafes and shops right at ...  more »

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