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Cramside Wood

An area of majestic ancient ash woodland above the River Wye

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


Play Wild rating:

 The reserve itself is not accessible.

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Species and habitats


Nearby nature reserves

Priestcliffe Lees
1 miles - Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Miller's Dale Quarry
2 miles - Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Chee Dale
3 miles - Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Between Litton Mill and Cressbrook.
Map reference
SK 166 730
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Please view the reserve from the riverside path at the bottom or the road at the top.
11.70 hectares
The path that runs alongside the river and reserve is suitable to those with limited mobility and offers good views of the reserve. The reserve itself is not accessible due to cliffs and steep slopes.
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 to join the riverside path.
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01773 881188