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Common Hill

A reserve consisting of three parts; with meadows and grassland

There are three parts to this reserve; Monument Hill, North Meadow and Old Cider House. Common Hill was common land until the early Nineteenth century, by which time most of it had been enclosed into small holdings. Monument Hill was one such holding and what was once grazing land is now a herb rich meadow. North Meadow and Old Cider House are another small holding, and was part arable and part orchard. Although the orchard remains, the arable land has reverted to grassland.

 

Common Hill is part of the Woolhope Dome Living Landscape - click here for more information.

 

Common Hill map

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland

Nearby nature reserves

Rudge End Quarry
0 miles - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Lea & Paget's Wood
1 miles - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Nupend Wood
1 miles - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Common Hill
Fownhope
Herefordshire
Map reference
SO 591 347
Great for...
a family day out
Insect spotting
butterflies
fungi
getting away from it all
historical interest
reptiles
spring flowers
stunning views
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
1.30 hectares
Access
No

Walking information
Visitors should note that there are three parts to the reserve; Monument Hill, North Meadow and Old Cider House. The plant and insect life of Common Hill is best appreciated during the spring and summer months. Please ensure that gates are kept closed at all times. The reserve is partly on a steep slope and there are no surfaced paths.
Parking
There is space for two or three cars at the top of the lane
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
The reserve is grazed by sheep during the summer
Reserve manager
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01432 356872
enquiries@herefordshirewt.co.uk