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Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Haugh Woods is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us
Haugh Woods, Hereford , Herefordshire
Sat Nav Postcode: HR1 4QX
OS Grid Ref

52.025640146398, -2.5955843925476

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Haugh Woods.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Wildlife hide

Contact details

Home to 600 species of butterflies and moths, come and explore the ancient woodland of Haugh Woods

Haugh Woods is a 350 hectare mixed woodland, designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the rich diversity and nationally recognised for its butterflies and moths, with over 600 species living there! The very rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly thrives in the recently coppiced areas, as do the rare Wood White butterfly and Drab Looper moth.

From the main carpark, there are two waymarked butterfly trails, which include a number of information boards about the butterflies and the conservation work in the wood. Both walks will take you through the beautiful mixed woodland and include some lovely views across the Herefordshire hills.

In order to protect these very important and rare species, horse riding and mountain biking is not permitted off the main forest roads.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

From the main carpark, there are two waymarked walking trails with information boards about the butterflies and the conservation work in the wood. Both trails have a moderate grade, the north is 1.5miles (2.4km) long and marked by red arrows, the South is 2 miles (3.21km) long and marked by green arrows.

This is a wonderful place to visit with the family, especially on a sunny day when you can bring a picnic to enjoy as you look out for species such as the Wood White, Speckled White, and various types of Fritillary butterflies. 

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