Cramside Wood, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Cramside Wood, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Bluebell, Jim Higham

Bluebell, Jim Higham 

Blue tit, Sharon Dale via Flickr

Blue tit, Sharon Dale via Flickr

An area of majestic ancient ash woodland above the River Wye, part of a string of nature reserves along the Monsal Trail in the Wye Valley.

Location

Between Litton Mill and Cressbrook
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 8ST

OS Map Reference

SK 166 730
A static map of Cramside Wood

Know before you go

Size
12 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

There 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

Access

The path that runs alongside the river and reserve is suitable to those with limited mobility and offers good views of the reserve.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Spring 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.

Contact us

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01773 881188

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)