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King Arthur's Cave

A reserve of two parts with a very different history.

This reserve lies on either side of the track leading to King Arthur's Cave. The strip to the northwest of the track is part of an ancient woodland. The part of the reserve to the east of the track has a different history, with a cottage standing here in 1847; however the area became an industrial site in the middle of the 20th century. This has now become colonised by willow and birch.

King Arthur's Cave is part of The Doward Living Landscape - click here for more information.


Species and habitats


Nearby nature reserves

Lord's Wood Quarry
0 miles - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
White Rocks
0 miles - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Leeping Stocks
0 miles - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

King Arthur's Cave
Great Doward
Map reference
SO 548 158
Great for...
a family day out
ancient trees
geological interest
getting away from it all
historical interest
lichens and mosses
spring flowers
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Opening Times
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1.50 hectares

Walking information
The reserve consists of a strip of land on either side of a track leading down to King Arthur's Cave. The caves themselves are not part of the reserve. Access is straightforward, and the main track leads on beyond the reserve to link with botyh the Wye Valley Walk and other footpaths within Lord's Wood.
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01432 356872