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Hartlebury Common and Hillditch Pool and Coppice

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Introduction

Hartlebury Common

Hartlebury Common

Hillditch Pool and Coppice

Hillditch Pool and Coppice

The largest and most important area of heathland remaining in Worcestershire, this site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is a delight to visit time and time again. With dappled woodlands, heather clad hills, a rare acid bog and a pool and brook that attracts lots of creatures, you're spoilt for choice on this site.

See also the Heather Trail at Hartlebury Common.

Download the Hartlebury Common site map

Opening Times Vehicular and pedestrian access 24 hours. Height barrier at Wilden Top car park and South car park (1.9 metres high). Admission is Free.
Site Location

Hartlebury Common, DY13 9JB. Located just off the B1495 Stourport to Hartlebury Road. Follow the brown and white tourist signs. Grid Reference: 8270 

Map of area
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Accessibility Information
  • Parking areas for disabled visitors at Wilden Top car park
  • The site is flat in some places and hilly in others with some steep slopes
  • Picnic area (with wheelchair accessible tables) at Wilden Top car park is flat grass and is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs
  • Gates at the boundary fencing around the Common are all bridle gates, suitable for horses, wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs Waymarked Heather Trail (which is 1.5 km long) is hilly with grass, compacted and loose sandn surfaces, without steps and is not suitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters or pushchairs
  • The majority of the site cannot be accessed by wheelchairs, mobility scooters or pushchairs as the paths are mainly deep sand, uneven surfaces and steep slopes.

The Hartlebury Common Implementation Plan. The aim of this plan is to secure the ongoing, long-term favourable management of Hartlebury Common Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This document describes detailed management proposals to restore the Common over the next ten years.

Why not extend your stay in the Hartlebury area and visit the Worcestershire County Museum? Home to collections ranging from children's toys, archaeology and costume to craft work.

Ordnance Survey Maps Explorer 218, Landranger 138.
Site Facilities
Parking

Parking

Cycle parking

Cycle
parking

Picnic area

Picnic
area

On site walking

On site
walking

Information

Information

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For further information contact the Countryside Service on 01905 766493.

Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering at Hartlebury Common you can find out further information on the volunteer work group pages.