New facilities at Queenswood

Friday 23rd November 2018

Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum has received funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development for some key visitor experience upgrades, including a live feed wildlife camera from nearby Bodenham lake.

This funding will allow the country park to offer improved visitor experience to the thousands of visitors they welcome each year. The funding is part of a wider project, jointly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to uncover the history and heritage of Queenswood and share this with the visitors to Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum.

Now streaming live in the Shop and Visitor Centre is a live feed camera, which is filming at Bodenham Lake Nature reserve, just 3 miles from Queenswood. This camera will be moved every six months to focus on seasonal wildlife with the hope that in the spring and summer, the camera will be focused on the newly installed osprey platform. 

Visitors to Queenswood will now also see two new barbeques situated at the country park for visitors to enjoy, there will also be a new recycling bin and a hand-held parking ticket machine to help visitors pay for their tickets quickly and efficiently when they arrive on-site.

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development will also be funding further on-site signage and a new audio trail where visitors can listen to excerpts of oral history, poems and bird song. The trail will also link to the specimen trees within the Arboretum and the natural history of the woodland.

If you would like to find out more about the Queenswood Heritage Gateway Project please contact Rose Farrington on 01432 356 872 or r.farrington@herefordshirewt.co.uk