Hanley Dingle

Hanley Dingle by Steve Bloomfield

Hanley Dingle by Steve Bloomfield

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Permit required
Dog on a lead
Volunteer Group
This ancient woodland with large-leaved lime is one of the most important wildlife sites in Worcestershire.


6 miles east of Tenbury Wells
Nr Stanford-on-Teme
Tenbury Wells
A static map of Hanley Dingle

Know before you go

22 hectares


Paths on difficult terrain with steps, steep slopes and stiles. Public footpaths run through woodland and will be slippery underfoot when wet.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Permit only off public footpaths.

Best time to visit

March to June, September to October

About the reserve

This ancient woodland forms 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.

There are public footpaths through the wood but access other than on these is by special permit only; please contact us for more information.

Contact us

Dominique Cragg
Contact number: 01905 754919

Environmental designation

Special Site of Scientific Interest

Location map