Situated on a steep slope with attractive fruit trees


Church Pitch

OS Map Reference

SO 572 188
A static map of Pool Ellocks

Know before you go

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Walking trails

The reserve lies on a steep slope but access around it is straight forward. Visitors are asked to close the gate when departing


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

The site is on a steep, sheltered slope, facing south-east. It had clearly been an orchard for some time, as there are some large old apple trees present. Several quite old box trees along the south-east boundary may also have been introduced. The central area has been planted with a number of standard cider apples and perry pears of traditional varieties. An old stone barn forms an attractive feature in the centre of the orchard and this is now a bat roost. Thickets of raspberries and bramble provide nectar and pollen over a long period in summer for a variety of pollinating insects.

The old barn within the orchard was recently restored to provide a bat roost.

Pool Ellocks is cared for by the Community of Goodrich who host cider and perry makers, apple juicing and blossom days involving cider and perry tasting. You can find out more about the management of the site and events taking place here:

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872