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Clay Vallets Wood

An ancient woodland clearly showing how it has developed from historical management practices

Clay Vallets WoodThis reserve consists of a woodland with an ancient origin, and the present day woodland shows clearly how it has developed from management practices in the past. The trees are nearly all sessile oak of similar age and growth; this uniformity probably stems from selection for oak in the past in order to produce oak bark for the tanning industry. The shrub layer is poorly developed and cow-what, wood sage and sweet vernal grass are typical in this region.

 

Clay Vallets Wood map

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Withybeds
3 miles - Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
Parky Meadow
4 miles - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Lurkenhope
5 miles - Shropshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Clay Vallets Wood
Lingen
Herefordshire
Map reference
SO 353 678
Best time to visit
May - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
3.40 hectares
Access
No

Parking
Park where you can on the roadside and walk along the track for about half a mile, and then cross the stream and join the path on the opposite bank. The gate to the reserve is a few yards up the path.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01432 356872
enquiries@herefordshirewt.co.uk