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White Rocks

A reserve with a rich mosaic of habitats with an accompanying diversity of wildlife

The past history of the area has produced a rich mosaic of habitats, with an accompanying diversity of wildlife. Much of the woodland is ancient with tall beech, ash, and oak grown up from old coppice stools. The ground flora here is dominated by bluebells and bramble. There are strips of grassland that contain plants such as quaking grass and salad burnet. These areas form a very attractive habitat for butterflies, such as marbled white and ringlet.

White Rocks is part of The Doward Living Landscape - click here for more information.

Species and habitats


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Reserve information

White Rocks
The Doward
Map reference
SO 550 158
Great for...
a family day out
Insect spotting
ancient trees
getting away from it all
historical interest
lichens and mosses
spring flowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
5.30 hectares

Walking information
Access to most parts of the reserve prevents no problems and paths are obvious and well marked. Some areas may be damp and muddy in places - boots are advised. There are man-holes dotted over the tip site to monitor methan production from waste below; these areas are best avoided.
Room for two cars in entrace to the reserve
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01432 356872