Active 60 Trip to RSPB Nature Reserve - Thursday 3 October 2019

The visit to the nature reserve will be followed by lunch at the Malt Shovel.


If you are 50 plus, or accompanying someone who is, we invite you to join the Active 60 group on a visit to the Sandwell Valley RSPB Nature Reserve – Tanhouse Avenue, Hamstead B43 5AG

Travel by bus numbers 5 or 46. Or, if you want to use our transport at a cost of £5 you can meet us at West Bromwich Bus Station at 10.00am, where we will travel together. We will arrive at the Nature Reserve at10.20am.

Then it's lunch at the Malt Shovel at 12.30pm.

We leave for our return to West Bromwich Bus Station at about 2.45pm.


On arrival, RSPB staff will welcome us to the visitors' centre, where we can find out about the wonderful wildlife on our doorstep and the sites rich history.

We will then be encouraged to get into the spirit of autumn with a gentle stroll around the wildlife garden and lake, where we can feel the crunch of vivid red, orange and yellow leaves under our feet and seek out fungi and autumn wild flowers.

We will see migrating birds as they stop to rest, meet the bullfinches as they refresh themselves at the feeding station and listen to the ring necked parakeets as they feed off the apple trees in the nature garden.

At 12.30pm we will make the short journey to the Malt Shovel pub, Newton Road, Great Barr - where we can warm up with an autumnal carvery lunch, or if you prefer you can choose something from the main menu.

Entrance to the RSPB Nature Reserve and guided tour is free but you will have to buy your own lunch and any refreshments.

Book your place

Please contact the office on 0121 525 4810 or email to book your place and tell us if you want to use our transport by Friday 27 September.



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