Know before you go
Parking informationPark in the small layby off Church Lane.
Grazing animalsThe fields are grazed annually between the periods Sept - February. Please keep dogs on leads.
A public right of way is accessible from the main gate, just off Church Lane, New Works. A public right of way and bridleway crosses the reserve and access is available at all times.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitThroughout the year
About the reserve
This old land fill site is now a popular local walking spot, overlooking Telford. A mosaic of grasslands, ponds and hedgerows. The site consists of neutral, ephemeral and rough grassland where localised stands of soft rush and tufted hair grass occur. Mosses Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus and Brachythecium rutabulum are also abundant and great crested newts live in the ponds, along with a variety of dragonflies. Kestrels can often been seen hunting over the site for field voles and wood mice.
The management of Smalley Hill has been made possible thanks to the support of Veolia.