Know before you go
There is currently no public access to this reserve because of safety concerns. A public footpath does run adjacent to the site.
When to visit
Opening timesAll year
Best time to visitSpring
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.