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Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve

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Wolverhampton WV6 8NX, England
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Day out

Smestow valley railway and nature reserve is nice for a day out if the weather is good. You can go... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Neil T
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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A quiet exercise break

I live nearby and , weather permitting , often walk to down to Compton so I can then walk along the... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Frank R
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Accra, Ghana
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“bird watching” (2 reviews)
“railway walk” (2 reviews)
“dog walking” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Wolverhampton WV6 8NX, England
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Smestow valley railway and nature reserve is nice for a day out if the weather is good. You can go walking or biking for miles following the old railway line. It's suitable for all. There's also a tea room, toilet and parking is free. Some...More

1  Thank Neil T
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

I live nearby and , weather permitting , often walk to down to Compton so I can then walk along the towpath of the canal from Compton to Newbridge and back along the disused railway track ( the rails were removed long ago ) ....More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Really appreciate having this place, plenty of places to explore including the canal nearby, the woodland and the railway walk. Its great for bird watching, and tracking animals, having a picnic or making a den. Great to see the badgers and foxs etc...have somewhere they...More

1  Thank Amy W
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

There is a small car park area (free) a couple of access points vis carpark to the towpath next to the canal. If you walk too the left you can walk for miles besides the canal. If you turn right a short walk next to...More

Thank David N
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Wilf P, Manager at Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi kjfletcher2003 - Thanks for saying so, look forward to seeing you again soon. ^Wilf

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Nice place to take a walk ,either along the canal or down the old Wombourne branch railway line.If you get chance stop off at the tea and cake cafe at the old tettenhall railway station.

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Wilf P, Manager at Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks kjfletcher2003 for saying so. Look forward to seeing you here again. ^Wilf

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Perfect place for a relaxing walk, either along the canal towpath or along the old railway track path. I took loads of photos of the canal and also of many different plant species. The walk is easy to access for those with reduced mobility, with...More

1  Thank Helen H
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Wilf P, Manager at Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Hi Helen H ~ Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write to us with your fabulous five star review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you at Smestow again soon. ^Wilf

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Great place for a walk, especially with a dog as it can be accessed from either the railway walk or from the canal, it is nice any time of the year but especially good in spring and summer. Wildlife is everywhere and it is very...More

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Wilf P, Manager at Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Hi JakieWolf ~ Thanks for taking the time to write a lovely five star review. Look forward to seeing you there again soon. ^Wilf

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lovely place to walk as it runs parallel to the canal so you can chop and change which route you take. Plenty of wild life, woodpeckers, kingfishers if you are quick, and the heron is a regular visitor. Walked with my dog daily for many...More

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Wilf P, Manager at Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Hi Lyndylou331 ~ Thank you for your lovely review. Look forward to seeing you again soon. ^Wilf

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely walk you could go for miles, it runs parallel with Staffordshire & Worcester canal, we saw several narrow boats an everyone spoke. It also looks like dog owners clean up after there dogs unlike some nature reserves I've been to. The old station building...More

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Wilf P, Manager at Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Hi Tracey1169 ~ Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write your lovely review. Look forward to seeing you there again soon. ^Wilf

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We walk Finnie, our Golden Retriever here twice a day and every time we are here I remark on how lucky we are to have such a place so near to the City Centre

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Wilf P, Manager at Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Hi Peter A ~ Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely five star review. Look forward to seeing you and Finnie again soon. ^Wilf

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