Queenswood Country Park and Bodenham Lake are managed by a partnership of two local organisations: Herefordshire Wildlife Trust & New Leaf, working closely with local communities.
Both sites are retained in public ownership through Herefordshire Council and leased to the partnership via a 99 year leasehold ‘community asset transfer’.
Queenswood is a fragment of the vast ancient oak wood that once stretched to the Welsh borders and beyond. It was held by the crown on and off throughout the ages and only changed its name from ‘Kings Wood’ to ‘Queenswood’ in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
During the 17th century Queenswood became part of the Hampton Court Estate, which still borders the country park on the opposite side of the main road.
During the First World War the woods were clear-felled to provide timber for the war effort.
For more information please visit our Queenswood and Bodenham Lake site