Members of the public are being invited to enjoy a rare glimpse of one of Wolverhampton's nature reserves.

An open day is being held at Pendeford Mill, a site of environmental and historical significance, this Sunday (28 July, 2013).

The 59 acres of naturally managed countryside date back to the 13th century and provide a stable and protected habitat for wildlife on the edge of Wolverhampton.

Pendeford Mill is an idyllic spot with an ever changing array of flora and fauna on show, but because of the sensitive environmental nature of the site visits must normally be booked in advance.

However, it will be opening its doors to everyone this Sunday between 10am and 4pm.

Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities Councillor Elias Mattu said: "Pendeford Mill is normally only open to visitors by prior arrangement but we are delighted to be able to invite people along to this special open day when they will be able to find out more about what is one of Wolverhampton's best kept secrets.

"The site manager will be on hand to answer questions about Pendeford Mill and its history and the sort of plants and animals which can be found there."

Pendeford Mill Nature Reserve is on Pendeford Hall Lane. For more information about the event, please call 01902 397640. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult and sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the reserve.

  • released: Monday July 22, 2013