Know before you go
Parking informationThere is limited parking space along the verge near the Nantmawr Quarry entrance. Please park considerately and do not block gates.
Footpaths leading to the reserve. Please contact the Trust for disabled access information.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApr - Jul Sep - Nov
About the reserve
This small but beautiful, mixed reserve runs up a south west facing hill. On the way up the hill you will go through a range of habitats starting with mixed woodland, then coppice woodland to scree and open cliff.
The woodland is dominated by yew, however other areas are more open with hazel ash, cherry, holly and rowan.
The coppice woodland is predominantly hazel, allowing in light which encourages violet. These are important as the food plant source for the pearl bordered fritillary butterfly caterpillars, a species that has greatly declined over the last 150 years.