Know before you go
There is no access path and the whole site is difficult to move about on. Visits by children or adults without a good sense of balance are not advised
Access to this reserve is restricted. Please contact the Trust on 01432 356872 for a permit.
When to visit
Opening timesAccess with permit only
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
Access to this reserve is restricted. Please contact the Trust on 01432 356872 for a permit. The reserve consists of a rectangular fragment of ancient broad-leaved woodland overlooking the River Wye. Ash dominates the woodland canopy but there are several large oak trees. The under-storey is mainly Hazel, particularly near the top. The most striking feature of the wooded slope is the very large number of well-grown hart's tongue ferns, together with occasional clumps of hard fern and male fern. Indicators of the wood's ancient origins are provided by the abundance of dog's mercury and presence of bluebells and primroses. Other interesting plants which have been recorded include tutsan, woodruff and the parasitic toothwort.