Barr Beacon Nature Reserve


If you fancy getting away from it all, Barr Beacon might be just the nature reserve for you. It’s only 3 miles from Walsall town centre, and is one of the
highest points in the West Midlands. On a clear day you’ll have spectacular panoramic views across at least 11 counties; West Midlands, Warwickshire,
Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Leicestershire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire and even Powys Wales!   

Look out too for the surrounding landmarks of; The Wrekin, Cannock Chase, Lichfield Cathedral, Birmingham City Centre, and the Lickey Hills. It’s
also the high-point of the Beacon Way long distance path and a favourite spot for shorter strolls. Throughout these pages you’ll find lots of information
about Barr Beacon to help you make the most of your visit.           


Opening Times

Barr Beacon is always accessible on foot. The site has two car parks, the War Memorial Car Park and the North Car Park. These are open from 7.30am each morning, but closing times vary depending on the time of year. Check out the Notice Board for the current closing time.


Site Information

Location: Aldridge/ Pheasey
Parking:Two car parks off B4154 Beacon Road, North and War Memorial
Buses: details from Traveline or
Walking routes and trails: The Beacon Way, Orienteering Trail, habitat & wildlife quiz trail, heritage & history quiz  trail
Wildlife to see: Heathland  heather, gorse, butterflies and bees, ravens, buzzards, rabbits
This site is great for: health walks, dog walking, picnics, geology, amazing views!
Grid Reference: SP 060 973

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Heritage Lottery Fund

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