Littley Coppice

View into sunny woodland glade with large tree trunk on right hand side of foreground

Littley Coppice, autumn

Gifted to Herefordshire Wildlife Trust in 2020, Littley Coppice is a magical woodland, in every season.

Location

Littley Coppice Nature Reserve
Croft Bank
West Malvern
Herefordshire
WR14 4DX

OS Map Reference

SO751455
A static map of Littley Coppice

Know before you go

Size
4 hectares

Parking information

There is parking for three or four cars in the lay-by on the West Malvern to Mathon Road.

Grazing animals

None on the reserve but livestock graze the field leading to the wood.

Walking trails

A public footpath runs through the woodland from the West Malvern to Mathon road towards Malvern. The ascent up to the wood is fairly steep.

Access

A public footpath runs through the wood but there are no surfaced paths making the reserve unsuited to those with limited mobility.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Dawn to dusk

Best time to visit

Spring

About the reserve

The woodland is of two parts - on the older east-facing slope grow oak, ash and coppiced hazel, whilst in the western section birch, rowan, yew, beech, field maple, holly, hawthorn, wild cherry, crab apple, elder, damson, elm (both wyche and English), larch and Scots pine all flourish.

The ground flora is typical of ancient woods including dog's mercury, wood sorrel and ferns while bluebells, primroses, yellow archangel and violets are amongst the colourful Spring flowers.

Contact us

Pete Johnson

Directions

Littley Coppice can be accessed from the footpath starting at SO750454 on the West Malvern to Mathon road where there is parking for three or four cars in the lay-by. Look for a sign announcing Mathon Court. Rough postcode: WR14 4DX. Alternatively, access via public footpaths from West Malvern.

Wildflower meadow of yellow and white flowers with tall hedgerow in background and hills beyond

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