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Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve of exceptional importance. It is one of the most notable geological locations in the British Isles and visited and studied by geologists from all over the world.

Heritage projects and funding

Wren's Nest has been fortunate to receive Heritage Lottery and Natural England funding for improvements around the National Nature Reserve.  In 2008, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded a grant of nearly £800,000 to Dudley Council to enhance Wren’s Nest National Nature Reserve for its' project, Ripples Through Time.  In 2010, the project received additional support (£70,000) from Natural England's, Natural Assets programme, funded by Advantage West Midlands.

The new works were officially opened on 27th September 2011, the nature reserves 55th Anniversary.  As part of the Ripples through Time project, a number of work streams were implemented including:

Friends of Wren's Nest

Established in 2006 the 'Friends of Wren's Nest' Group was set as a social group for people with an interest in the site, and to also provide on-site practical support to the Warden service.

The Friends Group pride themselves on being a very sociable group with regular events and meetings to suit all tastes. As well as fundraising, meeting and events the group are keenly active and involved in habitat management, tree planting and hedge laying each winter.

If you are interested in joining the 'Friends of Wren's Nest' Group please contact us on contact@friendsofwrensnest.org.uk.  For more information and to find out what you can get involved in follow us on Facebook @FOWNNNR.

Monthly Litter Pick - We have a regular litter pick who meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Wardens base. 10am - 12pm (2 hours). Find out how to get involved on our Facebook page or call Linda on 07880 578837.

  • The Wardens, Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve.

    General Contact Form

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  • Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve, Wren’s Hill Road, Dudley, DY1 3SB

  • The car park is located on Wrens Hill Road. During COVID-19, the car park will be open as and when possible but will close at 3pm, Monday to Friday.

    Disabled access: There is one car parking space designated for blue badge holders at the nature reserve car park.

  • The Nature Reserve is open 24 hours.