Queenswood Country Park & Arboretum: the Green Heart of Herefordshire
Queenswood is the only designated country park in the county. It includes an arboretum (a 47 acre tree collection with over 1,200 rare and exotic trees from all over the world) and 123 acres of semi-natural ancient woodland which is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Local Nature Reserve (LNR).
There is an extensive and exciting range of attractions that are interesting, fun and healthy for people of all ages. Additionally, a variety of special events are organised throughout the year, so keep checking back for updates to our Events Listings.
There’s so much to do & see at Queenswood Country Park!
Queenswood is a fragment of the vast ancient oak wood that once stretched to the Welsh borders & beyond. It frequently reverted to the source of all estates, “the crown” (the monarch) intermittently, and changed its name from ‘Kings Wood’ to ‘Queenswood’ in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Great place to take the kids for a say out. The Gruffalo Trail is great and easy to follow, but very popular and for that reason can get very muddy. Pay for parking, but I thought the price was very reasonable, well worth a visit
Plenty of parking. Take the right change. £4 for 3 hours. Very muddy and steep in parts, but you can keep to more flat and drier paths. Sequoia trees are fab! Takeaway food from cafe. Gorgeous hot chocolate.
Good paths to follow, can easily spend several hours here, good food and reasonable priced,£4.50 for a pasta pot and gorgeous cheese burgers. Good seating areas for picnics and clean toilets with hand sanitizer. Plenty of space not to be overcrowded and plenty of parking space.