Enjoying the beauty of Fibbersley Reserve

Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve is one of the Black Country's finest beauty spots.

Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve is one of the Black Country's finest beauty spots.

Councillor Louise Harrison, Walsall Council Cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “Fibbersley is one of Walsall’s finest wetland sites and it is dotted with numerous ponds which have an enormous variety of wildlife.

“There are over 200 different plants and more than 20 species of bird recorded there from herons to kestrels.”

The reserve has its origins in industry and was the site of coal mining as well as sand and clay quarrying. Ponds have been created on capped mineshafts and disused railway tracks have become footpaths.

Video journalist Nicky Butler went along to the reserve to find out more.