A woodland containing many fine semi-mature oak and ash trees with good plant and birdlife.


North-east of Bockleton.

OS Map Reference

SO 601 624
A static map of Motlins Hole

Know before you go

6 hectares

Walking trails

From the entrance area a ride runs south-east following the contour around the edge of the wood. This gives views across to Romers Wood and provides an idea of the character of the reserve. Unfortunately most of the rest of the reserve is inaccessible due to the heavy growth of scrub and bramble.


There is no wheelchair access at this reserve.


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 a distinctive steep-sided bowl at the head of the valley of the Cadmore Brook. The upper and western parts of the wood are considered to be ancient semi-natural woodland. Many fine semi-mature oaks and ash trees as well as a good variety of other species including field maple and goat willow occur here. Bird life includes woodpeckers and several pairs of both jackdaw and nuthatch.  

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872