Planning your visit
Address: Bumble Hole Nature Reserve Windmill End, Netherton, DY2 9HU View on Google map
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: There are toilets at the café and visitor centre
Windmill End sits on the Dudley No2 Canal and is the perfect spot for a family afternoon of exploring the canalside. Enjoy a waterside walk, keeping an eye out for the historic Cobbs Engine House and beautiful cast iron bridges.
Take bikes along and follow one of the designated trails, or relax with a picnic and watch out for passing boats and wildlife - you might be lucky enough to spot a grey heron or water vole!
Things to do and see
Places to eat:
There are a number of picnic spots around the nature reserve
Windmill End Nature Trail
Windmill End Dudley Walk, part of the Dudley No. 2 arts trail, eductaion trail
If you keep your eyes peeled you'll see the usual canal wildlife, such as ducks and Grey Herons, plus lots of bats including Daubenton's and Pipistrelles. The area was once a stronghold for the water vole but numbers have declined in recent years
By car - parking is available at Bumble Hole Visitor Centre