This reserve consists of a woodland that supports many acid loving plants & attracts a good range of woodland birds in the spring

This woodland, jointly owned with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, lies on a low ridge of well leached glacial drift acid soils.

The principal trees are oak, birch, holly and rowan with some alder buckthorn in the understorey.  With ground flora such as bilberry, heather and wood sage, this woodland community is uncommon in Worcestershire.

The wood can be a rather dark place.  In many areas the drooping branches of holly trees have reached the ground and taken root.  Over time this has extended the understorey through layering.

Spring is an attractive time to visit Lion Wood.  It supports a variety of birds including great and blue tits, nuthatches, tree creepers and lesser and great spotted woodpeckers.

Nearby nature reserves

Lion Wood
0 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Clowes Wood and New Fallings Coppice
2 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Ipsley Alders Marsh
3 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Lies at Portway near west side of A435 3 miles north of Redditch
Map reference
SP 084 716
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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3.20 hectares

Access via gate on old road at SP 084716. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Park on roadside by reserve entrance
Dogs must be on lead
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Reserve manager
Eleanor Reast
Tel: 01905 754919