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Mousecastle Wood

A Woodland Trust wood

Mousecastle Wood

21.25 ha (52.51 acres)
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OS map sheets:
Explorer 201
OS Landranger 148
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Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Local parking difficult
  • Good views
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit

Mousecastle wood is a predominately native broadleaved ancient woodland site, located approximately 1 mile north-east of Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire. 

The wood is crowned by the remains of a medieval motte and bailey scheduled monument known as Mouse Castle. A well known feature of the local landscape, Mousecastle can be seen from Hay on Wye. 

The site is well served with permissive and public rights of way, providing walkers with a linear route through the woodland.