Mousesweet Brook

Mousesweet Brook Local Nature Reserve is in Cradley Heath and has 4.3 hectares of mainly wet woodland, grassland, a pool and the Mousesweet Brook itself, which here forms the boundary between Sandwell and Dudley.

Footpaths and a boardwalk link the different habitats and a footbridge over the brook leads to the Saltwells Local Nature Reserve, managed by Dudley MBC. The Reserve also has a small childrens play area.

For further information contact 0121 588 6154 or 0121 569 3069.


Great spotted and green woodpeckers are often to be seen or heard and a grey wagtail or kingfisher may be encountered along the brook. Buzzards can sometimes be seen circling overhead.

A variety of woodland and grassland flora can be seen, providing habitat for several species of butterfly during the summer.


The main pedestrian access points to the Reserve are from New Pool Road (B64 5BX), Forge Lane and Silverthorne Lane, Cradley Heath.


There is limited roadside parking on New Pool Road and Silverthorne Lane.


Mousesweet Brook is well served by public transport, being close to Cradley Heath bus and railway stations. Contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 for further details.

Disabled Access

Surfaced paths and a boardwalk enable wheelchair access to areas of woodland, grassland and the childrens play area.


The site is open to the public at all times.