Wild Places

The Tame Valley Wetlands has a wide variety of habitats that host a rich diversity of wildlife and rare species. In 2017, the area was designated as Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull’s first Nature Improvement Area (NIA).

This regionally important river corridor is home to some of the most important wildlife sites in the Midlands. It is also a vital north-south migration route, providing essential resting and feeding places for hundreds of migrating birds.

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Ladywalk Nature Reserve
Ladywalk Reserve sits in a loop formed by the River Tame. This reserve is an integral part of the important wildlife area known as the Tame Valley Wetlands.
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Shustoke Reservoir
Shustoke Reservoir was built in the 1880s to supply clean drinking water to Birmingham's rapidly expanding population.
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Broad Meadow
The 61-acre Broad Meadow is sited on an island between the two channels of the River Tame at Tamworth.
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Whitacre Heath SSSI
Whitacre Heath nature reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The 44 hectare site features pools, woodland and wet grassland and is formed from old sand and gravel workings.
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Lea Marston Lakes
Lea Marston is a series of three lakes created by the Environment Agency (EA) from former gravel extraction pits. The lakes are of regional significance for winter wildfowl populations.
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Tameside Local Nature Reserve
Explore this river-side reserve on the edge of Tamworth.
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RSPB Middleton Lakes
Just south of Tamworth lies Middleton Lakes, one of the RSPB's largest nature reserves and a haven for people and wildlife.
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Kingsbury Water Park
Kingsbury Water Park is the jewel in the crown of Warwickshire’s Country Parks. The 250 hectare site features a diverse range of habitats, including meadows, woodlands, lakes and pools.
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