Lion Wood by Eleanor Reast

Lion Wood by Eleanor Reast

Lion Wood

3.2ha
Dog on a lead
Volunteer Group
An unusual woodland that supports many acid loving plants & attracts a good range of woodland birds in the spring.

Location

Portway
Redditch
Worcestershire
B48 7HS (nearest)
A static map of Lion Wood

Know before you go

Size
3 hectares

Parking information

Park on roadside by reserve entrance

Access

Access via gate on old road at SO 085717. Muddy and slippery underfoot when wet.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

March to October

About the reserve

This small woodland 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 to hear and see a variety of birds including great and blue tits, nuthatches, treecreepers and great spotted woodpeckers.

The woodland is jointly owned with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

Contact us

Eleanor Reast
Contact number: 01905 754919

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)

Location map