Holme Lacy, River Wye

Overview
The area is dominated by a gentle stretch of the meandering River Wye bordered by farmland both grazing and arable and is mainly confined to its west bank only.

Directions, parking, access times and other facilities
Map reference: SO 567 347
Sat Nav/Post Code: HR2 6LX

Vehicular access: Take B4399 through Holme Lacy village, take a turning opposite the Agricultural College signposted to Ballingham and after 300 metres take a left turn signposted to Holme Lacy Church.

Access by foot: From the church follow the footpath in a southerly direction to the river. Proceed upstream for approximately one mile until a footpath is reached at SO 564 350, stay on the footpath until it joins the road at SO 559 351 and here follow the road back to the church.

Other facilities: There are no facilities on site, but The Moon Inn Mordiford village www.mooninnmordiford.co.uk is open daily and just over three miles from Holme Lacy Church.

Maps:
Ordnance Survey Landranger Sheet 149 and Explorer Sheet 189
OS Map View (1:25,000)

What to see:
Resident Mute Swan, Mallard, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Buzzard, Moorhen, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Goldcrest, Skylark, Long-tailed Tit, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting.
Winter Common Snipe, Raven, Fieldfare, Redwing, Meadow Pipit, Linnet and Siskin.
Summer Cuckoo, Hobby, Swallow, House Martin, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler and Yellow Wagtail.
Spring/autumn Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Osprey, Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Redstart and Wheatear.
Resources:
Historical information about Holme Lacy Church and the immediate surroundings can be found at www.britainexpress.com/counties/hereford/churches/Holme-Lacy.htm
Nearby sites:
Haugh Wood (SO 592 365)