The region may have once been described as one continuous smoggy town, but nowadays it features some beautiful spots and stunning places to catch some great views and photo opportunities. Let’s take a look at a few in and around the little town of Willenhall:
Willenhall Memorial Park
At the heart of Willenhall is Willenhall’s Memorial Park, suitable for all. Created in the 1920s to memorialise those who fought in the Great War, now it’s a fun place for kids with parks and winding pathways. Explore through the trees or take a walk around the lake. There are some elevated sections to take in some lovely views, particularly if visiting at sunset. Keep up to date with various events (like firework displays and Christmas celebrations) throughout the year by checking out the “friends” Facebook page.
Rough Wood Chase Local Nature Reserve
Rough Wood Chase is made up of not one, not two, but SIX separate nature reserves in and around Willenhall and beyond. The reserve is perfect for a varied day out and you can take your pick of which, if not all, to visit. There is Rough Wood itself that hosts the largest oak woodland in Walsall and Bentley Haye which is a haven for amphibians and aquatic animals; plus there’s Wood Farm, the Piggeries, Sneyd Reservoir and Oily Goughs. For some pretty views of ponds, wet grassland, diverse wildlife and sunny clearings, be sure to visit Rough Wood.
If it’s extensive walks and pretty treelines full of colour you’re after, Walsall Arboretum is definitely the place for you. There are some great photo opportunities, particularly in the Autumn as the trees begin to blend from green to red. Plus, the kids won’t be bored either – the Splash Pad is open during the Spring and Summer months, and the boating lake and skatepark offers tonnes of fun.
Baggeridge Country Park, Dudley
If you’re prepared to go further afield, about a 26-minute drive from Willenhall sits the stunning Baggeridge Country Park in Dudley. This 150-acre park is ideal for searching for wildlife and exploring. There is an option for mountain biking also, or just simply walking, coming across a number of peaceful water pools and, of course, stunning viewpoints of the surrounding countryside too.
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