Common Spotted Orchid (c) Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

A traditional old Herefordshire hay meadow


Ernle Gilbert Meadow

Norton Canon

OS Map Reference

SO 365 485
A static map of Ernle Gilbert Meadow

Know before you go

2 hectares

Grazing animals

This reserve is seasonally grazed

Walking trails

While the hay crop is growing in June and July, please keep to the edge of the meadow. Dogs must be kept under control at all times, especially if livestock are present.


This reserve does not have wheelchair access.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit


About the reserve

This reserve is a traditional old Herefordshire hay meadow bounded by a series of old hedges. The meadow is typically very herb-rich, with many species of plants that have largely disappeared elsewhere, including adder.      

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872