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Bumble Hole
 
LNR Type: Urban
County: West Midlands
Natural England
Regional Team:
West Midlands
Year of Declaration: 1996
Declaring Authority: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: SO 952 883
Location: St Peter's Road, Dudley, DY2 9
Owned by: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Managed by: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Bumble Hole is part of a larger site that stretches over the borough boundary up to Warrenshall Park in Sandwell. The site is enclosed within the Bumble Hole Branch and the main Dudley Canal. Access is from St Peter's Road.
Visitor facilities: Bumble Hole & Warrens Hall Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre.
Refreshments and toilet facilities with limited opening times.
Large areas of flat managed grass
Smaller areas of shaded and un-shaded grass
Managed canal side path ways
Glads Green football area
Close to road side access points
What to see: The sites are generally southwesterly facing slope with numerous hummocks and hollows as a result of previous industrial activity. There is a good variety of habitats including the canal, four ponds, two old coal spoil tips, several blocks of scrub, several hedgerows and some semi-mature trees. However, most of the site is covered in semi-improved grassland. The plant diversity, especially in some of the smaller grassland areas is high and includes several species that are locally uncommon. Uncommon plants found here include fleabane, ploughman’s spikenard and hare’s-foot clover.

Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Bumble Hole Conservation Group
Sue Goodyear (Secretary)
Tel: 01384 814100

www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/parks-open-spaces/friends-of-the-parks/
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Dudley Council, Parks Development Team:
Telephone 01384 816991
Or submit an e-mail enquiry by completing an enquiry form found in the Dudley Council website (below).
Website address and other links: www.dudley.gov.uk/environment-planning/countryside/nature-reserves/bumble-hole-and-warrens-hall-local-nature-res/

Alternativley try: www.dudley.gov.uk and search for Bumble Hole Local Nature Reserve.

Last Updated: 30/04/2013
 
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