A reserve of two parts with a very different history.


King Arthur's Cave
Great Doward

OS Map Reference

SO 548 158
A static map of King Arthur's Cave

Know before you go

2 hectares

Walking trails

The reserve consists of a strip of land on either side of a track leading down to King Arthur's Cave. The caves themselves are not part of the reserve. Access is straightforward, and the main track leads on beyond the reserve to link with botyh the Wye Valley Walk and other footpaths within Lord's Wood.


There is no wheelchair access at this reserve.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

This reserve lies on either side of the track leading to King Arthur's Cave. The strip to the northwest of the track is part of an ancient woodland. The part of the reserve to the east of the track has a different history, with a cottage standing here in 1847; however the area became an industrial site in the middle of the 20th century. This has now become colonised by willow and birch. King Arthur's Cave is part of The Doward Living Landscape - click here for more information.  

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)