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Court Wood

A steep sloping wood almost split in two by a deep gully

Court Wood is predominately oak and ash with hazel and bramble in the understorey. Honeysuckle is particularly abundant and the drier upper slopes have large drifts of typical ancient woodland indicators such as bluebell and primrose. The permanently damp slopes of the gully are ideal for ferns, including male fern, hard fern and common polypody. The reserve provides nesting sites and shelter for various woodland birds, including buzzard, great spotted woodpecker and tree warblers.


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Reserve information

Court Wood
Map reference
SO 328 448
Great for...
spring flowers
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2.60 hectares

Walking information
There are paths around the reserve that give access to all areas. These can be very muddy in spring and autumn so waterproof footwear is advised for most visits. Also take note that, in very wet periods, the steep access field can be very slippery and hazardous on the way down; beware of rapid and unexpected descents!
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01432 356872