Know before you go
Red waymarker arrows illustrate a trail through the reserve. A more accessible viewpoint is available just off Offa's Dyke Path which overlooks Wintour's Leap.
The gradients are steep in places over rocky ground and slippy clay. There is also a large boulder scree half way through the reserve to negotiate.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
Lancaut's south-facing cliffs are regular nesting sites for peregrine falcons and ravens. Rare whitebeqams also share the cliff edges with hunting kestrel, sparrow hawk and goshawk. Cormorant and heron frequent the river, and its banks, along with an occasional seal on the spring tides. The steep slopes and historic quarrying of limestone for agriculture and construction, such as the Avonmouth Docks, have resulted in a diverse woodland maintaining wild service tree, small-leaved lime, and wayfaring tree amongst the yew, beech, oak, ash and cherry.