A quarry lying within Lord's Wood being colonised by various plant and moss species.

Location

Lord's Wood Quarry
Great Doward
Herefordshire
GL16 7EL

OS Map Reference

SO 548 155
A static map of Lord's Wood Quarry

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Walking trails

The quarry face is very high and precipitous and unstable in places. There are several viewing places around the reserve marked with a V on the reserve map.

Access

ACCESS RESTRICTED. However, views of the quarry are accessible from viewing points around the perimeter fence.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

ACCESS RESTRICTED. However, views of the quarry are accessible from viewing points around the perimeter fence.

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

There are three main habitats within this quarry. The sheer, SE-facing cliffs, some in full sun and some in permanent shade, have fissures which are gradually being colonised by young ash trees. Kestrels have bred on the cliff ledges. The quarry floor acts as a sheltered sun-trap and is attractive to butterflies, like the small copper and nymphalids like the small tortoiseshell and peacock. The fringe of woodland around the reserve, mainly beech, harbours a variety of fungi in autumn, including the magpie inkcap. Lord's Wood Quarry 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)