Earlswood Lakes

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Earlswood Lakes are three attractive large reservoirs set in pleasant wooded countryside next to the village of Earlswood to the south of Solihull. The Lakes were formed in 1821 to feed the Stratford Canal and have become an important local recreation site. Earlswood Lakes Partnership was formed in 1997 to act as a steering group for the management of the lakes. The footpaths in and around the area have all been part of the new improvements made by British Waterways here. Footpaths run around and in between each of the lakes, so you can tailor your walk according to how you feel, or the weather. At about the same time a new car park, and 80 large timber platforms for anglers were constructed. All the platforms are fitted with bankstick and umbrella holders.

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Warwickshire, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Clowes Wood, New Fallings Coppice


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Clowes Wood

44.5 ha (110 acres) of broad-leaved woodland on acid soils bisected by railway line. Diverse habitat includes heathland and wet meadow. Bluebell, lily of the valley, cow-wheat and bilberry. Woodcock and all 3 woodpeckers. Car park in Wood Lane



From the motorways it can be reached by leaving the M42 at Junction 4 and heading on the A34 towards Birmingham and Shirley. At the first traffic light crossroads take the B4102 left towards Dickens Heath and Earlswood staying on the main road until you reach Earlswood.
From the M42 Junction 3 take the A435 south towards Alster and Studley and at the second major roundabout (Branson's Cross) take the left turn onto the B4101 for Wood End, Terry's Green and Earlswood. Stay on the B4101 to Earlswood.


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Never closes




Day fishing is permissable from 07:30 - dusk.


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Address: Earlswood Lakes, Earlswood, Solihull, Warwickshire, B94 5JH, UK.
Phone: 1827 252066 for fishing and general enquiries.

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