Hermand Birchwood is an important area if birch woodland growing on the remnants of a raised bog. Blaeberry, heather and broad buckler fern grow in abundance on the woodland floor and the damp conditions favour mosses and lichens.
- Breeding birds
- Flower-rich wet meadow
- Attractive woodland
- Mosses and lichen
Best time to visit?
- Apr to Jul for wildflowers
A flower-rich wet meadow is grazed by a flock of sheep during autumn and winter to encourage the growth of wildflowers, including greater butterfly orchid, ragged-robin and marsh marigold.
There is a circular path leading from the car park.