Temple Balsall Daniel Loveard

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Temple Balsall

A peaceful woodland with spring flowers

Location

2.5km west of Balsall Common, situated in the village of Temple Balsall
Temple Balsall
West Midlands
B93 0AJ

OS Map Reference

SP202761
A static map of Temple Balsall

Know before you go

Size
3 hectares

Entry fee

Members only

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Flat, path can get muddy, kissing gates

Access

Contact the Trust for access information.

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

February and April to July

About the reserve

Diverse in wildlife, this pleasant wet woodland is bisected by Cuttle Brook as it makes its way to join the River Blythe.   The marshy ground here results from the past existence of an artificial lake that occupied this site before its destruction during the late 1940s.

Common reed and sedges occupy the wetter areas, and there is also a stand of butterbur which produces impressive umbrella-sized leaves in summer.    Although many plants such as bamboo and rhododendron are introductions, the reserve is rich in native flowers and gives a fine show of snowdrops and ramsons in the spring. Scarcer species include large bittercress and opposite-leaved golden-saxifrage.

Contact us

Karl Curtis
Contact number: 024 7630 2912
Contact email: enquiries@wkwt.org.uk

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