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.
Offas Dyke Path passes through the Reserve.
Steep narrow trail and rocky steps through the site, with kissing gate at entrance.
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 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.