A reserve with a rich mosaic of habitats with an accompanying diversity of wildlife

Location

White Rocks
The Doward
Herefordshire

OS Map Reference

SO 550 158
A static map of White Rocks

Know before you go

Size
5 hectares

Walking trails

Access to most parts of the reserve prevents no problems and paths are obvious and well marked. Some areas may be damp and muddy in places - boots are advised. There are man-holes dotted over the tip site to monitor methan production from waste below; these areas are best avoided.

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

April to July

About the reserve

The past history of the area has produced a rich mosaic of habitats, with an accompanying diversity of wildlife. Much of the woodland is ancient with tall beech, ash, and oak grown up from old coppice stools. The ground flora here is dominated by bluebells and bramble. There are strips of grassland that contain plants such as quaking grass and salad burnet. These areas form a very attractive habitat for butterflies, such as marbled white and ringlet. White Rocks is part of The Doward Living Landscape - click here for more information.

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872