A reserve consisting of three parts; with meadows and grassland

Location

Common Hill
Fownhope
Herefordshire

OS Map Reference

SO 591 347
A static map of Common Hill

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Grazing animals

The reserve is grazed by sheep during the summer

Walking trails

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.

Access

There is not wheelchair access on this reserve.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April 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.  

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)