Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Ancient semi-natural woodland with an abundance of fungi in autumn

Location

Great Doward
Great Doward
A static map of Mount Wood

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Walking trails

Most of this reserve lies on a very steep broken slope running down to a cliff face with a sheer drop of 20-30 metres. There is no access path and movement around the wood is difficult. Tough walking boots/shoes are definitely advised, and it would be prudent to avoid the vicinity of the cliff-top.

Access

Access to this reserve is restricted and by permit only. Please contact the Reserves Team on 01432 356872.

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Access to this reserve is restricted. Please contact Herefordshire Wildlife Trust for a permit.

Best time to visit

See fungi in autumn.

About the reserve

Access to this reserve is restricted and by permit only. Please contact the Reserves Team on 01432 356872.   The majority of this reserve consists of ancient semi-natural woodland with some beech, oak, ash and cherry. There is a thin understorey, mainly of yew, holly, hazel and bramble. There is little ground flora other than bluebells. With pockets of deep leaf litter and much dead and dying timber present, this wood is a good site for fungi in autumn.  

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872