Pound Green Common by Rosemary Winnall

Pound Green Common by Rosemary Winnall

Pound Green Common

22ha
Dog on a lead
Volunteer Group
A mixture of heathland, acid grassland and scrub oak woodland.

Location

Pound Green
Nr Bewdley
Worcestershire
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A static map of Pound Green Common

Know before you go

Size
22 hectares

Parking information

No parking available. We recommend combining visiting this reserve with other parts of the Wyre Forest and making use of the public car parks on the Button Oak road or in Bewdley.

Grazing animals

Cattle

Walking trails

There are numerous trails and amenities in the Wyre Forest.

Access

Open Access land. You can help wildlife by keeping to the main tracks and public rights of way.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Dawn to dusk

Best time to visit

August to October

About the reserve

This is the only remaining area of former medieval common land associated with the historic area of the Wyre Forest and forms a small but important part of the wider Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).  Visitors will find a transition between high forest and open acid grassland, scrub and wet flushes.  As such, it provides suitable habitat for many uncommon species of plant, animal and invertebrates.

Worcestershire has lost most of its heathland and Pound Green's geology provides a different environment from the more sandy heathlands around the Kidderminster area.  To restore the common we have grazing cattle and aim to mimic the subsistence agriculture that kept the common open in the past.

The common was used by Edgar Chance in his 1920s survey and filming of cuckoos.  For the first time he showed that the female birds lay their eggs directly into the hosts' nest (at Pound Green Common this is meadow pipits). Sadly, numbers of both cuckoo and meadow pipits have since declined.

Contact us

Andy Harris
Contact number: 01905 754919

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Location map