Situated on a steep slope with attractive fruit trees

Location

East of Mordiford
Goodrich
Herefordshire

OS Map Reference

SO 587 377
A static map of Pool Ellocks

Know before you go

Size
0 hectares

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

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

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. A picturesquely derelict stone barn, almost overwhelmed by ivy and wild clematis, forms an attractive feature in the centre of the orchard. Thickets of raspberries and bramble provide nectar and pollen over a long period in summer for a variety of pollinating insects

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872