Ronkswood Hill Meadows Local Nature Reserve
This is a pocket of traditional farming landscape in the City! Once part of the former Ronkswood Hill Farm, the Reserve is still grazed by cattle in the summer months, and 18th Century hedgerows have been restored. A patchwork of scrub and bramble and ponds add to the value of the site for biodiversity.
Access: Pedestrian entrances on Newtown Road, Tolladine Road, Dove Close
views, benches, interpretation board
Open: Pedestrian access 24hrs
Dogs: Well behaved dogs welcome, please put your dog on a lead when cattle are on site.
Habitat: Unimproved grassland, Scrub, Hedgerows, Ponds
Notable Wildlife: Yellow Meadow Ant, Fox, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker
Other features: Earthwork remains of WW2 searchlight battery, ridge and furrow, views to Worcester Cathedral and Malvern Hills.
Management tasks include:
- Grazing by cattle
- Scrub clearance
- Thistle topping
- Maintenance of furniture
- Footpath cutting
- Hedgerow restoration