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The Smestow Valley Nature Reserve Walkway at Hordern Road and Compton Road will be closed for public safety from July 30 and August 18 respectively due to restoration work. Completion is planned for early October 2018.

Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve

Opening times, things to do, facilities.

Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve (LNR) is a haven for wildlife, with around 50 hectares (120 acres) of meadows, scrubland and woodland. 

The reserve is also close to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal and Smestow Brook.

Opening times

There is pedestrian access 24 hours, 7 days a week.

The car park for the local nature reserve is open daily from 7.30am and between 5pm and 11pm - depending on the time of the year.


Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve
Meadow View Terrace

Things to do

The main activities at Smestow Valley focus on the enjoyment of the 'great outdoors'.

Our visitors enjoy the wildlife, bird watching, flora and fauna, cycling down the former railway track - long since removed. 

The route now features flat and mainly level path, making it easy for walkers and cyclists. 

There are lots of opportunities for the keen photographer to capture rare/unusual plant specimens, alongside more commonly found favourites.

Other information

  • partial disabled access
  • hearing impaired ok
  • guide dogs accepted
  • car park
  • coach parking
  • children/family friendly
  • groups accepted
  • dogs allowed
  • picnic area
  • educational visits