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Milford Cutting

A small secluded nature reserve with a mix of grassland, woodland and interesting flora.

Outside Armagh City, this small secluded nature reserve is an old railway cutting with a mix of flowery grasslands and scrubby woodland. The grassland occupies the steep railway banks and is dotted with a variety of orchids in early summer including common twayblade, fragrant and common-spotted orchids and the rare marsh helleborine. Apart from wildflowers, the site boasts Northern Ireland's largest colony of the rare native tree - Irish Whitebeam

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Woodland

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Slievenacloy
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Reserve information

Location
2 miles south west of Armagh
Armagh
Map reference
H859427
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times.
Size
0.80 hectares
Access
No

Walking information
Mixture of boardwalk through the cutting and informal walks through the woodland.
Parking
Park in Milford and walk to the reserve
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Ulster Wildlife
Tel: 028 9045 4094
naturereserves@ulsterwildlife.org