Know before you go
Grazing animalsThe reserve is grazed by sheep during the summer
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.
There is not wheelchair access on this reserve.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to August
About the reserve
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.