Oak

Philip Precey

Rhydspence Woodland

A rectangular fragment of ancient woodland dominated by ash

Location

Clifford
Clifford
A static map of Rhydspence Woodland

Know before you go

Size
0 hectares

Walking trails

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

Access to this reserve is restricted. Please contact the Trust on 01432 356872 for a permit.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Access with permit only

Best time to visit

All 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.  

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872