Haugh Woods

Haugh Woods is a 350 hectare mixed woodland, designated as a 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.

The trails are mainly made up of hard forest tracks, with gentle slopes, suitable for all abilities and for pushchairs.

Both trails have an easy 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.

  • Welcomes

    • Children welcome
    • Dogs welcome
    • Free entry
  • Accessibility

    • Disabled access
  • Parking

    • Free parking
  • Special Features

    • Off-grid (no Wi-Fi)
    • Rural location
  • Facilities

    • Picnic's welcome
Haugh Woods

Directions & Parking

Map pin Haugh Woods
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR1 4QX

Haugh Woods Recommends

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.