Know before you go
Parking informationPark on roadside by reserve entrance
Well defined informal paths, can become wet and muddy
There are well defined paths around this reserve but the area can become wet in poor conditions.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
This reserve contains a small oak woodland on acid soils. Ground flora consists of heather and bilberry
Jointly owned with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
This reserve consists of a woodland that supports many acid loving plants & attracts a good range of woodland birds in the spring
The principal trees are oak, birch, holly and rowan with some alder buckthorn in the understorey. With ground flora such as bilberry, heather and wood sage, this woodland community is uncommon in Worcestershire.
The wood can be a rather dark place. In many areas the drooping branches of holly trees have reached the ground and taken root. Over time this has extended the understorey through layering.
Spring is an attractive time to visit Lion Wood. It supports a variety of birds including great and blue tits, nuthatches, tree creepers and lesser and great spotted woodpeckers.