Bluebells at Buckholt Wood
  • Bluebells at Buckholt Wood
  • The view from Buckholt Wood
  • Buckholt Wood Information Sign

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Buckholt Wood is a privately owned and managed woodland open to the public. Straddling the England / Wales border, Buckholt Wood has 60 hectares of mixed woodland to explore, rich with flora and fauna, which were once home to a prosperous forestry community and Iron Age hillfort.

There are many public rights of way throughout the woodland, including a short circular walk that leads you up to the hillfort along the ridge path, offering breathtaking views towards the Black Mountains.

In previous centuries Buckholt Wood was home to a smal but thriving community of sawyers, smallholders and charcoal burners. the remains of their cottages are still visible on the slopes of Buckholt.

Wildlife in Buckholt Wood

Look out and listen for red deer, fallow deer, muntjac, badgers and foxes. You may also see (or hear) ravens, woodpeckers, tawny owls, huthatches, treecreepers, buzzards and goshawks.

As a former ancient woodland the area is carpeted in bluebells during the spring. Nowadays you'll see beech, sweet chestnut, oak, wild cherry, holly, yew, hazel, birch, rowan and sycamore trees.

Buckholt Hillfort

This hilltop enclosure was built in the Iron Age, making it more than 2000 years old. It is a defended settlement, an oval-shaped enclosure surrounded by a bank and ditch that would have contained thatched roundhouses. Additional protection would have been provided by a wooden palisade on top of the bank.

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  • Free Entry


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Parking is available on the north-western point of the wood (NP25 5RD) off of Manson Lane (including toilets) and the south-eastern point off of the A466 Hereford Road (NP25 5RZ).

Buckholt Wood and Hillfort

Type:Forest or Woodland

Buckholt, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 5RZ
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