Wessington Wood & Pasture

View across landscape of rough grass, bushes and trees beyond

Wessington Pasture Nature Reserve (c) Paul Lloyd

Wessington Wood & Pasture

Pasture and woodland, home to a wide variety of wildlife.


Wessington Wood & Pasture

OS Map Reference

SO 603 353
A static map of Wessington Wood & Pasture

Know before you go

11 hectares

Grazing animals

The pasture is sometimes grazed by livestock

Walking trails

In autumn and winter, the woodland areas stay muddy so strong shoes/boots are advised. Take care when walking near the pond as there are several large deep holes which can be hidden by rank vegetation in the summer months.


Terrain can be very difficult and visitors are advised to take care. There is not wheelchair access on this reserve.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

The woodland at the reserve contains some very large ancient hazel trees and a good mix of typical understorey shrubs like spindle, blackthorn and sweet briar, a few ancient perry pear trees at the top of the glade, dead elm trees, together with some regenerating elm. In the pasture there are patches of wild daffodils and areas of semi-improved pasture flanking the glade valley. This pasture contains a number of interesting plants, including dwarf thistle, adder's tongue, and autumn ladies tresses, as well as a varied selection of typical meadow butterflies.

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872
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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