Know before you go
Parking informationThere are public car parks at Miller's Dale and Tideswell Dale. From Tideswell Dale head south and follow the footpath alongside the river towards Cressbrook. From Miller's Dale head left (east) along the Monsal Trail then take the path to Litton Mill
The path that runs alongside the river and reserve is suitable to those with limited mobility and offers good views of the reserve.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitSpring and summer for woodland flowers
About the reserve
This area of majestic ancient ash woodland above the River Wye is in the beautiful Wye Valley.
Ash and yew trees clinging to the steep daleside slopes provide shelter for a variety of woodland flowers in spring and summer, including lily of the valley and sanicle.
The nationally rare bird’s foot sedge and the delicate mountain melick grass are also found here.
The upper slopes with a deeper soil provide a suitable habitat for sheets of bluebell – these are best seen from the road running above the reserve.
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Play Wild rating
The reserve itself is not accessible.