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Gorse Farm Wood Local Nature Reserve

Eastwood Road, GREAT BARR, West Midlands, B43 5RT
Gorse Farm Wood LNR

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Gorse Farm Wood Local Nature Reserve is in Great Barr, the main pedestrian entrance being off Eastwood Road. The 6.2 hectare site has a range of habitats including woodland, willow carr, grassland, pools and streams and a recently created area of young heathland. A number of pathways, including a boardwalk section, lead around the Reserve.

The range of habitats on the reserve support a variety of plants and animals. Current breeding bird species include blackbird, robin, blue and great tits; sparrowhawk and great spotted woodpecker have also bred here.

Notable plant species include a fine display of bluebells in Spring, young heather seedlings, and the locally rare wood horsetail. A wide variety of insects can also be found on site.

Most of the footpaths on the Reserve are accessible by wheelchair, although being situated on a slope means that there are some gradients.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

There is limited roadside parking near to the pedestrian entrance.

Public Transport Directions

A number of buses pass near to the Reserve.

Check https://www.tfwm.org.uk/ for the latest local travel information.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access


  • Picnic Site

Provider Facilities

  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Group Friendly

Provider Features

  • Outdoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tel: 0121 569 3070

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Opening Times

1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024

* The site is open to the public at all times.

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