WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO ALL VISITORS.
Ash trees constitute a large proportion of the trees in the wood and are displaying increasing signs of the condition. Ash Dieback causes Ash to become very brittle and increasingly prone to dropping branches and as the infection spreads through the tree, it becomes likely that it will collapse. We have already seen fallen branches on and near the paths.
One way to be completely safe would be to fell all the Ash within the wood, a major undertaking. This would have a dramatic impact on the wood and the biodiversity therein. Wholesale felling of Ash is also against current advice and is not something we are considering.
We will be continuing our survey and monitoring of the Ash to establish the health of the trees over the coming months. Once we have established if the wood can be reopened safely, we will update this statement accordingly.
Meanwhile unfortunately, due to health and safety concerns, and for the safety of our visitors
the wood must sadly remain closed to the public.
Under no circumstances should you park on the road. Any vehicles doing so will be reported to the police.
updated 18 September 2021
The reserve is situated at Grid ref. SO740539 roughly mid way between Worcester and Malvern. Follow signs for Lulsley from either Knightwick Bridge on the A44 or from the Bankhouse Hotel on the A4103.
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Ravenshill Woodland Reserve
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