Barr Beacon

War Memorial at Barr BeaconWar Memorial at Barr Beacon

Large expanses of grassland with some archaeological features of interest.

Barr Beacon is at one of the highest points in the West Midlands at 227m above sea level. It possesses large expanses of acid grassland with frequent gorse thickets and there are mixed broadleaf and coniferous plantations in the southern half. The site supports many species such as kestrel and song thrush. Archaeological features of interest include the site of possible Neolithic standing stones, sadly destroyed and mediaeval ridge and furrow. Other features at Barr Beacon include a large underground reservoir and a war memorial.

You can find out more at Walsall Council's Barr Beacon website

Barr Beacon is owned by the Barr Beacon Trust and managed by Walsall Council and
supported by a Liaison Officer from The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country.


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