View along grassy path through trees in spring

Miners Rest Nature Reserve

A beech woodland with some open rides and clearings.


South of Great Doward
Great Doward

OS Map Reference

SO 552 160
A static map of Miners Rest

Know before you go

3 hectares

Walking trails

Some areas of the reserve are stony, while others can be wet and muddy, even in summer; stout shoes/boots are advised. If you enter the two deer-fenced areas, it is vital to ensure that the gates are secured when you leave, to prevent grazing damage to regrowing coppice stools.


There is not wheelchair access at this reserve.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit


About the reserve

Much of this reserve consists of broad-leaved woodland, apart from a few open rides and clearings. The woodland is dominated by beech, with some oak and ash. White beam and wild service trees are frequent. Stable populations of a variety of butterflies including grizzled skipper and the nationally scarce pearl-bordered fritillary. Miners Rest is part of The Doward Living Landscape - click here for more information.  

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872
Wildflower meadow of yellow and white flowers with tall hedgerow in background and hills beyond

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