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Lea & Paget's Wood

One of the finest, ancient, semi-natural broad-leaved woodlands left in the Wye valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


 

This ancient woodland has a complex structure, with sessile oak as the dominant canopy tree in some places and ash in others. Carpets of bluebells with wood anemone, primrose and yellow archangel make a spectacular sight in spring. Birdlife is abundant with all three species of woodpecker appearing here. The wood is also an excellent place for mammals, including dormouse, woodmouse, yellow-necked mouse and bank vole.

Lea & Paget's Wood is part of the Woolhope Dome Living Landscape - click here for more information.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Common Hill
1 miles - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Wessington Wood & Pasture
1 miles - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Rudge End Quarry
1 miles - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Lea and Paget's Wood
Fownhope
Herefordshire
Map reference
SO 593 345
Great for...
birdwatching
butterflies
fungi
geological interest
historical interest
reptiles
spring flowers
wildflowers
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
10.90 hectares
Access
No

Walking information
The low-lying main track seems to remain permanently damp and can be very muddy and treacherous in places in winter. Take extra care in the vicinity of the old quarry in Church Wood. This is partly fenced off, but there are still unguarded near-vertical drops.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01432 356872
enquiries@herefordshirewt.co.uk