Queenswood Country Park
This 170 acre site comprises both a 67 acre arboretum, with over 1,200 rare and exotic trees, and ancient semi-natural woodland SSSI. The whole site is designated a local nature reserve and is managed by the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with New Leaf. The site sits atop Dinmore Hill and has a good network of way marked paths, a viewpoint, café, shop, toilets, picnic and play area. Ecologically it has a rich and attractive ground flora to complement a good range of woodland birds.
Directions, parking, access times and other facilities
Map reference: SO 506 514
Sat Nav/Post Code: HR6 0PY
Vehicular access: Situated alongside the A49 on top of Dinmore Hill, mid-way between Hereford and Leominster. Parking charges apply.
Other facilities: Café, shop, toilets and picnic tables are available on site.
Ordnance Survey Landranger Sheet 149 & Explorer Sheet 202.
OS Map View (1:25,000)
|What to see:|
|Resident||Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, Raven, Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, Siskin, Bullfinch, Tawny Owl.|
|Winter||Crossbill, Lesser Redpoll, Woodcock, Waxwing (occasional).|
|Summer||Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Wood Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Swallow.|
|Spring/autumn||Cuckoo, Chiffchaff, Mistle Thrush.|
|Bodenham Lake, Wellington Gravel Pits.|