WREN aims to improve access to the Local Nature Reserve from the Castlecroft Road Bridge. WREN (Wightwick & Regis Enterprise Network) built an all-access ramp from Hordern Road to the towpath of the Staffs-Worcester Canal in 2011 and added litter bins, benches, a picnic table and Interpretation Panels.
WREN intends to build a similar all-access ramp to the Railway Walk which passes throgh the Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve.
WREN has improved the area under the Castlecroft Bridge with a mural designed by pupils from the local primary school, and a motor-cycle barrier to make the Railway Walk safer for pedestrians, cyclists and wheel-chair users. A bench, a new litter bin and a 'Welcome to the Smetow Valley' sign will be added shortly.
For more information please get in touch with the WREN project leader.
Castlecroft Road Castlecroft Wolverhampton West Midlands
The Bridge has been repainted with designs by local school-children. The bridge is the gateway on the Railway Walk into Wolverhampton and the Smestow Valley Local Nature Reserve from Wombourn and south Staffordshire. The Local Nature Reserve is an environmental asset providing opportunities for exercise and eduction.
The Staff-Worcester Canal and the old GWR railway line, now Walk, pass thtough the LNR. The LNR extends from Castlecroft on the southern boundary of Wolverhampton 3.5 kilometres to Aldersley and Oxley in the north.