Country Walk: Bluebells, Birds and Butterflies at Fownhope, Herefordshire

Country Walk: Bluebells, Birds and Butterflies at Fownhope, Herefordshire

April 20, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
St Mary's Church
Hereford HR1

The highlight of this afternoon stroll through Herefordshire fields and woods will be a visit to Lea and Pagets Wood.  This nature reserve of ancient woodland has an abundance of spring flowers, including bluebells, orchids and garlic. It provides an ideal habitat for a wide variety of birds and butterflies. We will also take in an Iron Age hillfort, Capler Camp, on the way back to the village of Fownhope.

Where to meet

At 1.50 pm, ready for a 2.00pm departure, at St Mary’s Church, Fownhope, which is on the corner of Capler Lane and the B4224 in the centre of the village. Parking is available nearby. Please let the walk leader know if transport is an issue and you would welcome a lift, or if you can offer a seat in a car to others.


The walk will be approximately 4 miles long, with generally easy terrain on footpaths and the occasional minor road.

Walk leader

The walk will be led by Dr Christopher Barnett, the MCS Country Walks Co-ordinator, who can be contacted by email on Those signing up for the walk will also be given a mobile phone contact together with further details.

To book a place on this walk

If you would like to join this walk, please book a place through Ticketsource. There is no charge for tickets, and 25 in total are available. Please ask the walk leader to add your name to a waiting list if necessary.