Enjoy the great outdoors and get your walking boots on to discover Tamworth’s wildlife sites and parks.

Tamworth boasts seven designated Local Nature Reserves (LNRs), plus additional wildlife sites within the borough.

All offer beautiful country walks where people can still maintain a safe social distance from other people.

Here’s our top 5 LNRs and parks:

Broad Meadow

Situated on the island between the two channels of the River Tame, off Lichfield Road, Broad Meadow (B79 7YL) is a prime example of lowland meadow. 

It's a floodplain grassland habitat which is becoming increasingly rare in Staffordshire and across the UK, and has been recognised as a Site of Biological Importance.

Explore the riverside route, or the woodland copse near the weir, and you'll find plenty of wildlife including black-headed gulls, colourful kingfishers, and tuneful song thrushes.

It's also fertile ground for wild flowers, like the rare and beautiful snakeshead fritillaries, which only grow in places which are wet and have not been farmed or fertilised.

Parking is available on adjacent side streets, but please be courteous and consider local residents.

More details can be found here: www.tamworth.gov.uk/broad-meadow

Dosthill Park

Situated just south of Tamworth town centre, at Blackwood Road, Dosthill (B77 1LL), Dosthill Park is a popular park which is ideal for walking and picnics.

Home to a variety of habitats, from hedgerows and woodland to wet meadow, there is a selection of walkways to choose from, offering excellent views of the pretty Dosthill Quarry and Middleton Lakes.

Discover woodpeckers, nuthatches and tawny owls, alongside other wildlife like voles, mice and the occasional otter.

For younger visitors, there is a Wind in the Willows sculpture trail, and a large play area.

Parking is available beside the main entrance. 

There is a map to download at the Wild About Tamworth website: https://www.tamworth.gov.uk/wild-about-tamworth 

Warwickshire Moor

Situated off Moor Lane, Bolehall, this LNR developed through funding from the Central Rivers Initiative in 2006, has a series of pools, pathways, a boardwalk and bird boxes that families have built across the site; making this a brilliant place to see wildflowers and habitants including water dock, common reed and small mammals.

Wigginton Park

Home of Tamworth Rugby Club, this large park of more than 20 hectares, is also host to a Tree Trail, wildflower meadow, a community orchard and offers a variety of activities such as bat walks and bird surveys.

A popular place for families, walkers and sporting activities.

Tamworth Castle Grounds

Don’t forget the beautiful Castle Grounds, where families can picnic, play tennis, hire bikes, enjoy the play area, take a bat and ball to play table tennis or visit the skate park.

Located in the town centre and near the Namco Bowling Alley and Snowdome.

Looking for more walks in Staffordshire?

Our Walking and Hiking page is full of great walks in Staffordshire, from the long distance challenges of the Staffordshire Way to easy walks like the South Staffordshire Railway Walk.

This blog features four great walks in Newcastle-under-Lyme, including Apedale Country Park and The Newcastle Way: https://www.enjoystaffordshire.com/blog/2021/01/great-walks-in-newcastle-under-lyme-b579

And this blog, written by the North Staffs Community Rail Partnership, focusses on eight great walks in and around local train stations, such as Kidsgrove, Uttoxeter and Penkridge: https://www.enjoystaffordshire.com/blog/2021/05/guest-blog-eight-new-station-walks-in-staffordshire-b626

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