The Saltwells Nature Reserve in the Black Country was created in 1981 as the first Local Nature Reserve in the West Midlands metropolitan county. Oak and Beech are home to many species of woodland bird and the Treecreeper, Jay and Great Spotted Woodpecker can often be seen within the wood.
At the top of the nature reserve is Netherton Reservoir, otherwise known as Lodge Farm Reservoir, which is a canal feeder reservoir. It was originally a clay pit, before being converted by the Birmingham Canal Navigation Company. The reservoir searves as a home for The Dudley Dolphin BSAC and the Dudley Sailing Club.