Titley Pool

Black bird swimming in lake with bankside vegetation in background

Cormorant at Titley Pool Nature Reserve (c) Paul Lloyd

One of a number of naturally formed lakes in an area of low rounded hills formed from Ice Age debris


Titley Pool

OS Map Reference

SO 323 594
A static map of Titley Pool

Know before you go

9 hectares

Grazing animals

Livestock usually graze the field between the car park and reserve so please ensure all gates are closed behind you

Walking trails

Please be aware that waterfowl are nesting between March and July and avoid unnecessary disturbance of the marshy, rushy areas around the Pool during this period. In particular, dogs should be under close control. Please ensure that field gates are closed after use.


Footpaths around the reserve. Visitors are advised to keep to the marked tracks to avoid disturbing the wildlife. There is no wheelchair access at this reserve.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July, November to February

About the reserve

Titley Pool is one of a number of naturally formed lakes between Kington and Mortimer's Cross. They occupy hollows in an area of low, rounded hills formed from debris accumulated during the melting of ice at the end of the last Ice Age. The Pool is one of the largest natural open areas of water in Herefordshire.   It is a suitable breeding site for great crested grebes. It also attracts flocks of wintering duck, particularly teal, tufted duck, pochard and gosander. In summer, dragonflies and damselflies hawk insects over the water. Fish in the Pool, providing prey for grey herons, grebes and goosander, include perch, roach, eel and pike.  

Contact us

Lewis Goldwater
Contact number: 01432 356872

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Wildflower meadow of yellow and white flowers with tall hedgerow in background and hills beyond

Davies Meadow Nature Reserve (Paul Lloyd)

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