King Arthur's Cave

Cave in woodland

Kind Arthur's Cave (Ian Yenn)

The reserve and caves are open to visit from dawn to dusk. There is a small pull-in to park, an interpretation board and well walked public footpath that goes down past the cave. The rest of the woodland there is forestry commission open access: if you continue further along the path beyond the cave you will come to Seven Sisters Rocks with views up and down the river.

Location

King Arthur's Cave
Great Doward
Herefordshire

OS Map Reference

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

Know before you go

Size
2 hectares

Parking information

There is a small pull-in are at the top of the reserve with space for three or four cars.

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 into woodland managed by the Forestry Comission which links with both the Wye Valley Walk and other footpaths within Lord's Wood. If you continue further along the path beyond the cave you will come to Seven Sisters Rocks with views up and down the river.

 

Access

This site is not suitable for those with limited mobility as paths are unsurfaced.

Dogs

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.

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
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