Ancient woodland with typical ground flora including an abundance of bluebells in spring.

Location

Just north of Fownhope, Woolhope Road
Fownhope
Herefordshire

OS Map Reference

SO 581 352
A static map of Nupend Wood

Know before you go

Size
5 hectares

Walking trails

The main paths stay reasonably dry throughout the year. Care should be exercised when walking the woodland paths at the north end of the reserve; the paths are steep in places and the ground falls away from the path edge very precipitously.

Access

There is no wheelchair access at this reserve.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Dawn to dusk

Best time to visit

Year round; there is lovely spring and summer flora in the glades

About the reserve

  Ancient semi-natural woodland covers most of this reserve, which sits astride a steep-sided ridge of Wenlock limestone. Most of the canopy is dominated by oak and ash. Unique for this area is the large stand of well-established ancient yews growing here. The ground flora is best developed on the lower slopes, with typical ancient woodland indicator species like bluebell and yellow archangel. Nupend Wood is part of the Woolhope Dome Living Landscape.

There is space for a couple of cars to park in the layby on Woohope Road. The track then crosses the brook - walk straight up the track (ignoring track to the right) and the narrow entrance to Nupend wood is on the right hand side.

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)