Two ducks swimming in a lake, fountains spraying water in the distance


Although Walsall is an urban setting, you can still connect with nature right on your doorstep. The town features expansive parks and green spaces like Walsall Arboretum, Pelsall Common, and Lime Pits Nature Reserve.

Additionally, just a short drive or bus ride over in Sutton Coldfield is Sutton Park. Set across 2,000 acres, the park is a haven for nature-lovers with an array of bike paths, bridle paths and lakes that are perfect for walking, jogging or cycling.

A pavilion in Barr Beacon: a staircase leading to a structure with six thin pillars and a round, sloping roof
Bourne Pool, water photographed through tufts of tall grass, elongated buildings with sloped roofs on the other side of the water
Horses walking through the shallows in a pond at Sutton Park, two people watching from the opposite bank
Walsall Arboretum, with large trees and grassy areas in the foreground as ducks and other water birds swim in a distant lake

Top 3 outdoor attractions in Walsall.

Walsall Arboretum is an 80-acre urban oasis that combines natural beauty with recreational amenities. Established in 1874, the park features picturesque walking paths, vibrant gardens, and a central lake, providing a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of town.

Barr Beacon Nature Reserve, one of the highest points in the Midlands, provides hikers and nature enthusiasts with panoramic views, serene woodlands, and a tranquil escape within the heart of Walsall. For those seeking a challenge, an orienteering trail is available, and an augmented reality app enhances the experience by providing in-depth information about the surrounding nature.

In Aldridge, just outside of Walsall, is Bourne Pool and Waterside Walk. A delightful escape into nature, picturesque Bourne Pool is surrounded by scenic pathways and greenery, providing a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of town. We also recommend stopping by The Waterside Garden Centre and Café which offers a range of hot drinks, homemade cakes, and hearty snacks.