Cotwall End Valley is a Local Nature Reserve and Site of Importance for Nature Conservation, comprising a variety of habitats including rich grassland, ancient and semi-natural woodland and lowland heath.
The nature reserve walk passes through picturesque wooded valleys with pools, brooks and natural springs. The site has some important wildlife with nationally rare flora and fauna including several species of orchid and the endangered Great Crested Newt.
The valley has a rich history and geology associated with its agricultural and industrial past. In addition to wildlife, Turner’s 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.
Please note: Brockswood Animal Sanctuary operates from the reserve but is not managed by us, please contact them directly for any information on the sanctuary.
Cotwall End Local Nature Reserve, The Alley, off Straits Road, Gornal Wood, Dudley, DY3 2UL