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Rough Wood
LNR Type: Urban
County: West Midlands
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Regional Team:
West Midlands
Year of Declaration: 1991
Declaring Authority: Walsall 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: SJ 984 008
Location: Hunts Lane, Walsall, WV12 5NA
Owned by: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Managed by: Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Rough Wood Car Park at the end of Hunts Lane (closes at dusk)Buses: 369 Walsall and Willenhall, 364 Walsall and Coppice Farm  and 341 Walsall and Willenhall. The site is adjacent to Rough Wood Chase Local Nature Reserve.
Visitor facilities: Trails on each site, and a circular trail which takes in the whole of Rough Wood Chase. Health walks, dog walking, picnics, nature watching.
What to see: Rough Wood is made up of a series of pools in the middle of the oldest and largest woodland in Walsall (Rough wood represents about 10% of the oak woodland within the West Midlands). Its a great place to go for a wander to lose yourself in nature for a while - the old oaks and lovely sunny clearings are full of wildlife, from nesting woodland birds, as well as toads, frogs, two species of newt, and lots of woodland insects.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Friends of Rough Wood Chase, contact the Countryside Services.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Countryside Services Tel;01922 458328
Website address and other links: and search for Rough Wood Local Nature Reserve

Last Updated: 06/06/2013
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