Ancient woodland site beside a small flower-rich field.

Location

Woodside
Whitchurch
Herefordshire

OS Map Reference

SO 555 157
A static map of Woodside

Know before you go

Size
4 hectares

Walking trails

There is a clearly defined, unsurfaced path running through the wooded part of the reserve. Grassland area is quite small and the site is a sensitive one so visitors are asked to please keep to the paths. Gate is locked when stock are grazing

Access

There is no wheelchair access at this reserve.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times, dawn to dusk

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

This resreve consists of an ancient woodland with a small field on the south side. Interesting plants such as cow-wheat, wild madder and bitter vetch occur. The most interesting feature of the reserve is the former arable field that contains a rich calcareous flora. It also supports an unusual variety of insect life. Ant mounds dot the pasture and provide evidence of the long history of non-cultivation. Woodside is part of The Doward Living Landscape.

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)