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Hanley Dingle

This ancient woodland with large- leaved lime is one of the most important wildlife sites in Worcestershire.

These 22 hectares of ancient woodland form one of the most important sites for wildlife in the county.

The damp woods support a rich collection of mosses, liverworts and ferns.  There are also more than 200 species of flowering plant including several rarities.  There are exceptional numbers of large-leaved lime.  Fallen and standing dead timber supports rich populations of fungi and invertebrates.

The reserve is being left largely unmanaged.

The reserve was purchased in 1996 with funding from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Please note that access is by special permit from the Trust’s office at Lower Smite Farm.

Nearby nature reserves

Pennels Bank Wood
1 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Hunthouse Wood
2 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Penny Hill Bank
5 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

6 miles east of Tenbury Wells
Tenbury Wells
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Best time to visit
Mar - Jun
Sep - Oct
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Access is by permit only
22.00 hectares
Permit required

Permit required, please contact the Trust. Access via network of public footpaths in the area. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Dogs must be on lead
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Reserve manager
Dominique Cragg
Tel: 01905 754919