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Cotwall End
LNR Type: Urban
County: West Midlands
Natural England
Regional Team:
West Midlands
Year of Declaration: 1990
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 911 925
Location: Cotwall End Lane, Sedgley, Dudley, DY3 3
Owned by: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Managed by: Management Committee with representations from the Borough Council, BTCV, local volunteers.
SSSI Type: Geological
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Cotwall End Local Nature Reserveis situated in Sedgley, Dudley on the north western fringe of the conurbation. The site is surrounded by residential housing on three sides, together with additional housing, a golf course and open countryside to the west. A school and its playing fields are found on the eastern side and Cotwall End Nature Centre lies to the north-west. Access off Cotwall End Lane.
Visitor facilities: Brockswood Animal Sanctuary operates from the reserve and is owned by Mr Neil Swann. There is a charge to enter the animal sanctuary.
There is open public access via a network of surfaced and unsurfaced paths, desire lines and licensed horseriding route.

What to see: Cotwall End comprises of a variety of habitats including species-rich grassland, ancient and semi-natural woodland and lowland health. The valley has a rich history and geology associated with its agricultural and industrial past. The site has some important wildlife with nationally rare flora and fauna including several species of orchid and the endangered Great Crested Newt. In addition to wildlife, Turnerís Hill geological Site of Special Scientific Interest provides important exposures of a sequence of strata of late Silurian age, including the Sedgley Limestone and Ludlow Bone Bed.

Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Cotwall End Valley Local Nature Reserve The Alley
Off Straits Road
Tel: 01384 814189

Dudley Council by using the contact form in the website link below.

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Last Updated: 30/04/2013
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