Plantsbrook Local Nature Reserve
Site Name: Plantsbrook Local Nature Reserve
Grid Reference: SP140 922
Ward / Local plan area: Sutton New Hall and Kingsbury
Constituency: Sutton Coldfield
Local Planning Authority: Birmingham City Council
Vice-county: Warwickshire (38)
Location and Access:
Situated off Eachelhurst Road, the LNR is signposted down a small track. The site is surrounded by a mix of residential and industrial estates. Within the site is a small car park and Visitor Centre.
Plantsbrook LNR covers 10.72 hectares (26.49 acres) of natural space, consisting of open water, wetland, woodland and meadow. It is situated in a suburban housing area with industrial estates and extensive parkland nearby. A large proportion of the habitat is open water. The site lies on the Plantsbrook wildlife corridor, as does the newly designated New Hall Valley Country Park nearby. This site has been developed for people to experience and enjoy Wildlife in an urban setting since 1983.
Local Nature Reserve, declared in March 1991.
The Reserve comprises of a number of pools, surrounded by fringes of woodland, wetlands and a wildflower meadow, making it an oasis for its wildlife. There is something of interest to be seen at all times of the year and the resident Rangers offer a full programme of events and interpretative facilities. The Ranger Service also offers a service to schools and groups.
Visitors are able to walk the entire site along well surfaced paths and boardwalks. There is a Visitor Centre and car parking is also available on site via the main entrance off the Eachelhurst Road, opposite Pype Hayes Park.
Plantsbrook Young Explorers
A group of children aged 7 to 11 years old. Meetings are held every third Saturday afternoon in the month. Membership is free to children.
Tel: 0121 351 7007
Out & About Booklet
Look out for the current issue of Out & About for details of hundreds of events and activities organised by Birmingham Park Ranger Service, including events during the school holidays.
Out & About is available free of charge from Park Visitor Centres and libraries.
You can also a view details of all the events and information regarding Ranger Events by checking out the "Whats On" pages