Seven differing fields lying in the River Wye flood plain

Location

The Sturts North
Eardisley
Herefordshire

OS Map Reference

SO 338 482
A static map of The Sturts North

Know before you go

Size
21 hectares

Grazing animals

Livestock are usually present between May and November

Walking trails

Please avoid trampling the vegetation in the wet areas, and use the bridges to cross streams and ditches. Conditions underfoot can be wet even in summer so boots are advised.

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 - but are subject to regular winter flooding

About the reserve

  Lying in the River Wye flood-plain, the seven fields that make up Sturts North are subject to regular winter flooding. The grassland communities in Wet Meadow and Sheep Colt Meadow are particularly noteworthy, with damp hollows and drier ridges forming a mosaic, each with their own micro-habitat and species. Mire and swamp communities occur in the most low-lying sections of Lane Meadow, Far Pole Moor, Long Meadow and Wet Meadow.

Contact us

Jim Light
Contact number: 01432 356872

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)