The limestone scree provides perfect conditions for rock rose, wild thyme and marjoram and the scarce prickly sedge. A small flock of Hebridean/Shropshire sheep graze it from time to time to keep the vegetation under control.

Location

Above the village of Nantmawr 2 miles west of Llynclys
Oswestry
Shropshire
SY10 9HH

OS Map Reference

SJ 248 248
A static map of Jones' Rough

Know before you go

Size
4 hectares

Entry fee

None

Parking information

There is limited parking space along the verge near the Nantmawr Quarry entrance. Please park considerately and do not block gates.

Walking trails

Offas Dyke Path passes through the Reserve.

Access

Accessibility: Red

Steep narrow trail and rocky steps through the site, with kissing gate at entrance.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Apr - 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. 

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