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Pelsall North Common Local Nature Reserve and Nest Common

This site is great for walking, wildlife-watching, and picnics. The reserve is an area of wet lowland heath which supports lots of wildlife; from butterflies and bees to birds and mammals. It is also one of 4 sites in Walsall with a thriving population of great crested newts and one of only 2 sites where you can see lizards. There is a Friends of Pelsall Commons Group.

You will also find a play area, multi-use games area and football pitches at the site.  

Pelsall North Common is a designated Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC).


Pelsall North Common is a grass-based site with no hard surface walking tracks. The grass walking trails have steps and steep gradients.


Habitat and wildlife

Wildlife to see:

  • Butterflies
  • Bees
  • Birds
  • Lizards
  • Amphibians (including the great crested newt)
  • Bats
  • Voles
  • Mice
  • Shrews
  • Foxes
  • Rabbits

Getting to Pelsall North Common

Several bus companies run services that will take you near to the area, including Diamond, Arriva and National Express West Midlands.

There is no car park on site. 


Wood Lane, Pelsall, WS3 5AA

Map of Pelsall North Common Local Nature Reserve and Nest Common location

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