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National Route 5
Turn right onto the main road - the Hamstead Hill/Old Walsall Road. Turn left into Hamstead Road then take the fourth left into Tanhouse Avenue just after Hamstead Primary School. Look out for the reserve entrance marked with a brown sign.
From Birmingham Priory Queensway: Take the number 16 bus to Hamstead, alight at Tanhouse Avenue.
From West Bromwich Bus Station: Take the number 5 or 46 bus and alight at Bowstoke Road. Walk along Bowstoke Road to Tanhouse Avenue. The RSPB Sandwell Valley reserve is on the right (allow 20 minutes to walk from bus stop).
From Sutton Coldfield Lower Parade: Take the number 5 bus and alight at Bowstoke Road. Walk along Bowstoke Road to Tanhouse Avenue. The RSPB Sandwell Valley reserve is on the right (allow 20 minutes to walk from bus stop).
The RSPB Sandwell Valley nature reserve is brown signposted off the A4041 (Newton Rd) North of Hampstead, take Hamstead Road (B4167), which is fifth on the left near the bottom of the hill by the church (look for the brown sign marked RSPB nature centre).
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Note: Some reserves are not served directly by public transport and, in these cases, a nearby destination (from which you may need to walk or take a taxi or ferry) may be offered.