Codsall Coppice Local Nature Reserve (LNR) is in the Cradley Heath area of Sandwell and has over 2 hectares of mature, mainly oak woodland. It is one of two woodlands in Sandwell which are thought to be over 400 years old. The wood also contains some large wild cherry trees and a small number of the uncommon wild service tree, with hazel, hawthorn and other species also there.
In Spring, the woodland floor is carpeted with a spectacular display of bluebells, and wild garlic, or ramsons, can also be found.
Codsall Coppice, once part of a much larger woodland which included the woods at what is now Haden Hill Park, lies on a steep slope between Codsall Road and Trejon Road.
A series of paths, including a circular route link the entrance points on Codsall Road and Trejon Road, and lead the visitor around the Reserve.
For more information contact 0121 588 6154 or 0121 569 3069
A variety of woodland bird species can be seen here, with great spotted woodpecker and nuthatch among those that breed. Fox and grey squirrel visit the wood, and holes in some of the old oaks provide roost sites for pipistrelle bats. A wide range of insects including the speckled wood butterfly can also be seen.
Codsall Coppice is bordered by Codsall Road and Trejon Road, B64 7HJ, with the main entrance being off a grass verge where these two roads meet. Other entrances are further along Codsall Road and on Trejon Road.
There is limited roadside parking close to the Reserve.
A number of buses pass within walking distance of the Reserve. Contact Traveline for further details on 0871 200 22 33.
The steep nature of the slopes in Codsall Coppice make wheelchair access difficult although the paths and kissing gates have been designed to facilitate disabled access where possible.
The site is open to the public at all times.