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Holly Wood

Holly Wood Local Nature Reserve is in Great Barr, just off Queslett Road, the main pedestrian access being off Whitecrest. The 5.2 hectare site is mainly woodland, with a small area of wet grassland. A stream flows through the wood.

A footpath runs through the Reserve, connecting the two main entrance points at Whitecrest and Queslett Road, and other paths lead off around the wood.

For further information contact 0121 588 6154 or 0121 569 3070.


A variety of woodland species can be found at Holly Wood with great spotted woodpecker, blackcap and chiffchaff all having bred. The Reserve looks particularly good in Spring, when the woodland floor is carpeted with bluebells.


The main access point is on Whitecrest, B43 6EL, off Queslett Road, Great Barr.


There is limited roadside parking near the entrance at Whitecrest.


A good, regular bus service runs along Queslett Road, from where the Reserve can be reached in a three minute walk. Contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 for further details.

Disabled Access

The site is currently unsuitable for wheelchair use.


The site is open to the public at all times.