Planning your visit
Address: Earlswood Lakes, Wood Lane, Earlswood, Solihull, West Midlands View on Google map
Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: At Earlswood Lakes Craft Centre
Earlswood Lakes are the perfect spot to explore your local waterside wildlife. Soak up the beautiful scenery while 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.
Earlswood is actually made up of three 22 acre reservoirs together: Terry's Pool, Windmill Pool and Engine Pool. They're ideal for bird watching - look closely and you might even be lucky enough to spot the rare Lesser Spotted Woodpecker!
Places to eat:
You can picnic by the side of Engine Pool
Take a look at our nature guides before you go exploring because this is a 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
By car - there is free parking on site
By train - The Lakes station is roughly 15 minutes to the lakeside