Two fields; Hampton Meadow and Big & Little Common

Location

Hampton Meadow
Hampton Bishop
Herefordshire

OS Map Reference

SO 560 391
A static map of Hampton Meadow

Know before you go

Size
25 hectares

Grazing animals

The reserve is grazed seasonally

Walking trails

Entrance to the reserve is not restricted, but while the hay crop is growing in June and July, please keep to the rights of way. Dogs should be kept under control at all times of year to avoid disturbing nesting birds and livestock. During winter the entire site may be flooded. Take care when walking near the river as there are numerous steep cliffs.

Access

There is no wheelchair access at this reserve.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

There is a range of wildlife at all times of year

About the reserve

  The reserve consists of two fields; Hampton Meadow, a large area of old, traditionally managed hay meadow and Big & Little Million Common, a much smaller area of permanent pasture. The reserve has a nesting pair of Curlew in most years, while Skylarks can be heard singing over the meadow on sunny days in spring. The winter floods attract flocks of gulls and ducks like Mallard, Teal and Wigeon and occasionally Bewick's Swans from the Russian Arctic. The steep banks of the rivers provide nesting sites for Kingfishers and Sand Martins, while Reed Buntings can be found among the overgrown willows bordering the water.  

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872