In September 2022, Heath Hill and Pool Hill, was declared a local nature reserve in the Telford and Wrekin Borough.
The local nature reserve covers an area of 13 hectares across two sites in Dawley. The two sites are found either side of Station Road and form a nice walk through Dawley and Doseley.
Heath Hill is largely a wooded area and Pool Hill has more open ground with areas of gorse and scrub growth as well as thin woodland. The gorse and scrub areas support a variety of wildlife such as grass snakes and common lizards, this area of habitat is unique for this area of Telford. Badgers and a rich variety of birds have been recorded on the sites.
There is a former colliery to the North of the sites, some features remain from the industrial age which can be found exploring the sites. Both sites have the Horsehay Steam railway running to the South.
We want everyone to be safe when visiting our sites that have water features within them.
We work closely with the Royal Life Saving Society on managing water safety on our sites and further details on advice can be found on the RLSS website.
When visiting this site, here are a few tips to keep safe around the water:
- keep out of the water at all times
- never allow children to play near the water unless accompanied by an adult
- don't run near the water, you may trip and fall in
- learn how to help in an emergency; if you see someone in trouble in the water never jump in yourself. Stay calm and phone for help. Some sites across the borough have water safety sites and equipment, please only use the equipment when required.
For more information on how to rescue a person from drowning please visit the RLSS website.
Access to both sites from Station Road, TF4 2NJ.
There are no car parks located by the sites.
The location of Heath Hill and Pool Hill on Google Maps
Last updated: 26/10/2022 14:09