Prisk Wood, Spring walk (Hamish Blair) (4)

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Prisk Wood is a six hectare ancient woodland high up in the Wye Valley. It's a great spot to see bluebells in the spring, along with ramsons, dog-violets, archangel and lesser celendine. It's also home to a great variety of woodland birds, including woodpeckers, pied and spotted flycatchers, hawfinches and goshawks.

The reserve also includes the remains of up to 20 quarries, used to mine 'pudding stone', a popuar stone for making millstones.

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  • Free Entry

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  • Dogs Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Monmouth, take the B4293 south (signposted ‘Mitchell Troy/Trellech’). After approximately 1.5km, take the turning that forks left for ‘Penallt/Trellech/Chepstow’. Continuing on for about 3km, take the first left turning, signposted ‘Penallt’. At the crossroads in Penallt village, go straight on, down Lone Lane. After about 1.5km, look out for a yellow grit bin on the right (just before the road bends round to the left, near a house). There is limited parking for one car on the roadside.

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Prisk Wood SSSI Nature Reserve

Type:Nature Reserve

Lone Lane, Penallt, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 4AJ
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Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* There is limited parking for one car on the roadside near the reserve (grid ref SO 532 091). As parking is limited, consider parking at our Pentwyn Farm reserve and walk down Lone Lane to Prisk Wood.

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