How to find us

Aerial photo showing Bodenham Lake (top left) and Queenswood (below the A49 which runs across the centre) - image: Herefordshire Council

Although not physically attached to each other, Queenswood Country Park and Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve are in close proximity (as can be seen from the photo above) and are less than 3 miles apart by road. Therefore, both can easily be visited on the same day if travelling by car. Have lunch at the Queenswood café or bring a picnic!

How to find Queenswood Country Park

 

By car

 

Postcode for sat navs: HR6 0PY

From Hereford (A49) - approx 9 miles:

Queenswood is situated at the top of Dinmore Hill on the A49. Follow the brown and white signs at the top of Dinmore Hill.

From Leominster (A49) - approx 5 miles:

Queenswood is situated at the top of Dinmore Hill on the A49. Follow the brown and white signs at the top of Dinmore Hill.

From Worcester (A4103/A417/A49) - approx 28 miles: Approx 18 miles out of Worcester, in Yarkhill turn right onto the A417 where there are traffic lights and a petrol station. After a further 9 miles, at the junction of the A417 with the A49, turn left and the entrance to Queenswood is on the right after approx 1 mile.

There is plenty of car and coach parking (parking fees will apply from March 2016).

 

Bus services

 

Service 492 leaves both Hereford and Leominster at regular intervals throughout the day (n.b. the service is reduced on Sundays) and stops at the top of Dinmore Hill.

In Hereford, the bus calls at:

  • Hereford Railway Station
  • Hereford Country Bus Station
  • Maylord Shopping Centre

The bus journey from Hereford Railway Station to Queenswood takes approx 30 minutes.

In Leominster. the bus calls at:

  • Leominster Bus Station

The bus journey from Leominster Bus Station to Queenswood takes approx 12 minutes.

How to find Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve

 

By car

 

Postcode for sat navs: HR1 3JT

From Hereford (A49) - approx 10 miles: About 2 miles towards Leominster after passing through Wellington village, look for a right turn signposted for Bodenham (and the Railway Inn). Turn right here and, after about 1.5 miles, you'll see the signposted right turn into Bodenham Lake car park.

From Leominster (A49/A417) - approx 7 miles: After travelling along the A417 for approx 2 miles, turn right towards Bodenham and follow signs for Bodenham Church and School (St Michael's). When a road sign for the church indicates a left turn that has no through road, ignore this turn and continue for a short distance around a bend until you see the entrance for Bodenham Lake car park.

From Worcester (A4103/A417) - approx 26 miles: Approx 18 miles out of Worcester, in Yarkhill turn right onto the A417 where there are traffic lights and a petrol station. After travelling along the A417 for approx 6.5 miles, turn left towards Bodenham and follow signs for Bodenham Church and School (St Michael's). When a road sign for the church indicates a left turn that has no through road, ignore this turn and continue for a short distance around a bend, until you see the entrance for Bodenham Lake car park.

Note: The Bodenham Lake car park can accommodate up to 15 cars. It is closed and locked between dusk and dawn to stop anti-social behaviour and vandalism.

 

Bus services

 

Service 426 leaves Hereford, Shire Hall at roughly 1.5 hour intervals Monday - Saturday (no Sunday service) and stops at the war memorial in Bodenham village, which is at the junction with the "no through road" lane that leads to Bodenham Church. Don't go down the lane to the church, but walk westwards along the main lane towards the edge of Bodenham village. The entrance to Bodenham Lake car park is just a short distance from the bus stop around a bend.

The bus journey from Shire Hall to Bodenham takes approx 40 minutes.