Leigh's Wood Local Nature Reserve
One of Walsall's smallest countryside sites, at around 5 hectares (12 acres), Leigh's Wood in Aldridge is home to a wide variety of birds, plants and insects. It is also one of Walsall's bluebell woodlands (along with Merrions Wood and Cuckoo's Nook.) Leigh’s Wood also has a pond, where you’ll find even more wildlife. This site is great for nature walks and forest school activities.
Leigh's Wood is a designated Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC).
The site has an accessible play area, although walk trails are soft surface and can get muddy. All pathways are at least 1100mm wide for wheelchairs and many pathways allow for turning (1500-2000mm). Some paths may be difficult to navigate by wheelchair users, people with mobility impairments and pushchairs due to uneven surfaces.
There are many benches close to facilities such as the children’s play area, skate park and Multi-use games area (MUGA).
Facilities and features
- Children's play area
- Nature trails, there are several paths through the woodland
- Scootering and skateboarding
- Multi-use games area
Facilities such as the children’s play area, skate park and MUGA are all accessible using pathways from the Hereford Close entrance.
Habitat and wildlife
- Woodland of mainly birch and oak trees, with bluebells in the spring
- Wildlife pond, home to ducks and moorhens
- Woodland birds
- Wildflowers, plants and fungi
Getting to Leigh's Wood
Several bus companies run services that will take you near to the wood including National Express West Midlands and Walsall Community Transport. The nearest bus stop is on Broad Meadow - buses 7, 7A, 35, 35S, 936, 937 and 937A.
There is no car park available on site. We recommend using the the site entrance on Hereford Close as the best place to park as this provides access to facilities such as the children’s play area, Skate Park and MUGA. Please park considerately on nearby roads.
Northgate, Aldridge, Walsall WS9 8XU