View across meadow

Parish Field

Remnant of what was originally an extensive area of wet common meadow

Location

South of Ross-on-Wye
Coughton
Herefordshire

OS Map Reference

SO 587 216
A static map of Parish Field

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Walking trails

The central part of the reserve remains wet all year and boots are advisable. Visitors are asked to take care not to trample the sensitive fen vegetation

Access

There is no wheelchair access at this reserve.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Summer

About the reserve

Parish Field is a remnant of what was originally an extensive area of wet common meadow between Old Hill Court and Coughton. The meadow supports many plants typical of peaty grassland and the site is attractive to a number of butterfly and dragonfly/damselfly species. The willow scrub provides cover and nesting sites for three species of warbler, as well as a good selection of common resident birds. Although small and previously neglected, the site has responded well to restoration and has recovered much of it original flora.  

Contact us

Contact number: 01432 356872