Lea & Paget's Wood
Know before you go
The low-lying main track seems to remain permanently damp and can be very muddy and treacherous in places in winter. Take extra care in the vicinity of the old quarry in Church Wood. This is partly fenced off, but there are still unguarded near-vertical drops.
There are no surfaced paths and no wheelchair access at this reserve.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitCarpets of bluebells with wood anemone, primrose and yellow archangel make a spectacular sight in spring.
About the reserve
This ancient woodland has a complex structure, with sessile oak as the dominant canopy tree in some places and ash in others. Carpets of bluebells with wood anemone, primrose and yellow archangel make a spectacular sight in spring. Birdlife is abundant with all three species of woodpecker appearing here. The wood is also an excellent place for mammals, including dormouse, woodmouse, yellow-necked mouse and bank vole. Lea & Paget's Wood is part of the Woolhope Dome Living Landscape - click here for more information.