Bringsty Common

Overview
The Common covers 89 hectares and rises to 154m. The landscape is varied with open sweeping slopes contrasting with almost hidden valleys and bowls. It is mainly covered by bracken, but there are large areas of woodland and grassland.

Directions, parking, access times and other facilities
Map reference: SO 700548
Sat Nav/Post Code: WR6 5TA

Vehicular access: The Common lies either side of the A44 about 3 miles east of Bromyard towards Worcester. When approaching from the Bromyard direction, parking is along the Brockhampton Estate wall on the left (SO 693547); at the top of the track signposted ‘the Live and Let Live’ on the right (SO698550); and on the left opposite Bringsty Café (SO704552).

Access by foot: Public access along a multitude of tracks and paths including part of the Worcestershire Way.

Other facilities: Refreshments and toilets are available at:
The Live and Let Live, Bringsty Common www.liveandletlive-bringsty.co.uk
Bringsty Cafe

Maps:
Ordnance Survey Landranger Sheet 111 and Explorer Sheet 278
OS Map View (1:25,000)

What to see:
Resident Linnet, Bullfinch, Marsh Tit, Raven, Buzzard, Kestrel, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker (occasionally), Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Yellowhammer, Sparrowhawk and Nuthatch.
Winter Redwing, Fieldfare, Siskin and Lesser Redpoll (often in flocks).
Summer Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat , and Garden Warbler (all of these in some numbers).
Spring/autumn Brambling (occasionally) and Nightingale (very occasionally).
Resources:
www.herefordshireramblers.org.uk/bringstybrockhampton.pdf  7 mile walk covering Bringsty and Brockhampton Estate (National Trust)
www.bringstycommon.com 3 walks of which the 90min/3mile stroll is recommended.
Nearby sites:
Brockhampton Estate (National Trust), Bromyard Downs and River Teme.