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Graig Wood

This small reserve consists of an area of broad-leaved woodland. It is part of a much larger expanse of woodland overlooking Monmouth and the Black Mountains. Graig Wood is at its most impressive in the spring, when a blanket of snowdrops covers the ground. Please note there is no public access at this time.

Species

The dominant species of tree within the woodland are ash, sycamore and oak. There is also a scattering of ancient yew trees. Evidence of dormice has been found within the woodland. Hart’s-tongue fern grows frequently across the reserve, whilst mosses and liverworts cover the ruins of two old cottages. These cottages provide a glimpse of the past, when many more families worked on the land, living in cottages scattered across the countryside.

Access

There is currently no public access to this reserve because of safety concerns. A public footpath does run adjacent to the site.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland
Species
Ash, Sycamore, English Oak, Yew, Hazel dormouse, Hart's-tongue Fern, Snowdrop

Nearby nature reserves

Wyeswood Common
1 miles - Gwent Wildlife Trust
Pentwyn Farm SSSI
1 miles - Gwent Wildlife Trust
The Wern
1 miles - Gwent Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Penallt
Monmouth
Gwent
NP25 4RJ
Map reference
SO506094
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Size
0.60 hectares
Living Landscape schemes
Usk to Wye Living Landscape
Access
No

Walking information
There is currently no public access to this reserve because of safety concerns. A public footpath does run adjacent to the site.
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Gwent Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01600 740600
info@gwentwildlife.org