A narrow, steep-sided wood valley


Holywell Dingle


OS Map Reference

SO 311 512
A static map of Holywell Dingle

Know before you go

3 hectares

Walking trails

Some parts near the stream can be wet and muddy, so waterproof footwear is advised. The northern part of the reserve is very steep-sided in places, and there are precipitous drops into the stream-bed.


There is no wheelchair access on this reserve.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit


About the reserve

  The reserve occupies a narrow, steep-sided, wooded valley and is dominated by Oak and Ash. There is some evidence that the entire wood was clear felled in the 18th century, after which it was managed as Oak coppice. The ground flora in the Dingle is very rich and contains a variety of species indicative of ancient woodland e.g., yellow archangel, and early purple orchid. There are at least 8 species of fern present and a wide variety of mosses and liverworts. The Dingle attracts a good variety of bird species.  

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872