Know before you go
Grazing animalsHereford cattle
There is a track that leads over a disused railway line onto the reserve. Waymarked paths - uneven in places - lead around the perimeter of the reserve.
Not Wheelchair accessible. There kissing gates, steps, a boardwalk and slopes. The paths are unsurfaced soil/grass. The boardwalks are slippery and muddy when wet. Waymarked paths - uneven in places - lead around the perimeter of the reserve
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July, September to November
About the reserve
There is a sizeable margin of unimproved neutral grassland with anthills and a rich mixture of grasses and herbs such as pepper saxifrage, black knapweed and bird's-foot trefoil. Woodland and scrub include alder, hornbeam, oak and hazel with hawthorn and blackthorn. A good range of birds and butterflies have been recorded notably nightingale and white admiral butterfly. Grass snakes and common lizards have also been recorded here. Management has included the planting of new hedges to create three smaller fields and the creation of a pond for Great Crested Newts. The site is grazed by Hereford Cattle or cut for hay.