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


Clay Vallets Wood

OS Map Reference

SO 353 678
A static map of Clay Vallets Wood

Know before you go

3 hectares


There is no wheelchair access on this reserve.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

May to July

About the reserve

This 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.  

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)