This small reserve of broad-leaved woodland is most impressive in spring when snowdrops blanket the ground. Please note there is no public access at this time.

Location

Penallt
Monmouth
NP25 4RJ
A static map of Graig Wood

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Entry fee

No

Access

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 permitted

When to visit

Opening times

All year

Best time to visit

Spring

About the reserve

Part of a much larger expanse of woodland overlooking Monmouth and the Black Mountains, Graig Wood is dominated by ash, sycamore and oak trees, with a scattering of ancient yew trees.

Evidence of dormice has been found within the woodland and Hart’s-tongue fern grows across the reserve. Mosses and liverworts cover the ruins of two old cottages, the remains of a past when many families worked on the land and lived in cottages scattered across the countryside.

Contact us

Gwent Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01600 740600
Contact email: info@gwentwildlife.org