Part of a large area of ancient woodland, it is the best site in the county for the martagon lily, a naturalized plant which is uncommon in the county along with a rich variety of spring flowers including wood anemone, cuckooflower, bluebell, ramsons and herb-Paris. This is a great place to see wild flowers throughout the year and an impressive array of woodland birds, whilst listening to the mewing buzzards overhead.

Location

Half a mile south of Brockweir
Chepstow
A static map of Lippets Grove

Know before you go

Size
5 hectares

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

The reserve is reached along the Offa's Dyke footpath, which runs below its northern and western boundaries. The site is flat and based on Black Dolomite limestone.

Access

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Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

March to September

About the reserve

Part of a large area of ancient woodland, it adjoins Caswell Wood and Passage Grove, which drop down a steep 600-foot slope to the river. The Martagon Lily, a naturalized plant, uncommon in the county, is scattered throughout the reserve, along with a rich variety of spring flowers including wood anemone, cuckooflower, bluebell, ramsons and herb-Paris. Ash, wild cherry, silver birch and sycamore stand tall above the sparse understorey of goat willow, elder, hazel and travellers-joy. An impressive range of woodland birds can be found here, so it's a great place to come for quiet reflection whilst listening to the buzzards mewing as they circle overhead.    

Contact us

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01452 383333