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Earlswood Lakes

Earlswood Lakes are the perfect spot to explore your local waterside wildlife. Soak up the beautiful scenery whilst stretching your legs along the towpath, keep an eye out for the historic engine house, admire the striking sailing boats, or take a leisurely stroll down to the local craft centre. The Lakes are ideal for bird watching - look closely and you might even be lucky enough to spot the rare Lesser Spotted Woodpecker!

General information

Address: Earlswood Lakes, Wood Lane, Earlswood, Solihull, West Midlands, B94 5JH

Visit time: 2-3 hrs

Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There is free parking on site

Toilets: At Earlswood Lakes Craft Centre

Free visitor guide

Great for

The Earlswood Lake Craft Centre is also nearby http://www.earlswoodlakescraftcentre.com/

  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • sightseeing
  • sailing
  • Craft Centre; ;http://www.earlswoodlakescraftcentre.com/

Nearby

Earlswood Craft Centre, Terry's Pool, Windmill Pool, Engine Pool, play park, Hockley Heath, Knowle

Spot a boat

There are lots of sailing boats to see all year round

Refreshments

Boat trips

Picnic spot

You can picnic by the side of Engine Pool

Wildlife

You may see:

  • Ducks
  • Coots/Moorhens

Great place to spot birds including Great Crested Grebes, Widgeons and Tufted Ducks. The surrounding woodland is one of the few places where you can see/hear the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Pike can also be seen in Terry's Pool and you might spot the occasional grass snake