Members of the public are being invited to enjoy one of Wolverhampton's best kept secrets.

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An open day is being held at Pendeford Mill nature reserve, a site of environmental and historical significance, on Sunday 30 July, 2017.

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.

The open day takes place from 10am to 4pm and Councillor Steve Evans, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Environment, said: "Pendeford Mill is a beautiful spot but until recently was only open by prior appointment.

"It is now accessible seven days a week and the open day on 30 July is a fantastic opportunity for people to come along and explore the natural world, delight in birdsong and discover wildflowers and wildlife - you may even see a deer if you're lucky."

Pendeford Mill Nature Reserve is on Pendeford Hall Lane. For more information about the event, please call 01902 397640. Please note that dogs are welcome but must remain on a lead at all times.

The council is hoping to form a Friends of Pendeford Mill group to help maintain the site and take part in volunteering opportunities. Anyone who is interested can either found out more at the open day, or call 01902 397640 for more information.

  • released: Wednesday 19 July, 2017