Woolhope, a village in HerefordshireWoolhope is a village in Herefordshire, England, about 7 miles east of Hereford, a sleepy little village hidden away in the folds of the Marcle Hills.
Woolhope Dome is a hilly area of land, with an intricate mix of woodland, farmland and its own distinct geology.
This zone is divided into two more-or-less distinct parts. In the north is Haugh Wood and a high density of smaller woods on the relatively steep contours of the Woolhope Dome. The southern part has fewer woods, a gentler landscape and more intensive agriculture.
The area includes a mosaic of the remains of old orchards, some fine examples of unimproved limestone grasslands and many old hedges and sunken tracks or 'sunkways'
Most fields retain their hedges, although these are heavily trimmed. There are relatively few hedge trees in the south of this area, but there are more to the north, many of them mature oak trees. Several field boundaries are now formed from old hedge trees and overgrown hedges. Some hedges have been removed to form large arable fields. The great majority of fields are used to grow arable crops, with a limited number used for sheep and cattle grazing. This zone contains a number of small villages and hamlets including Woolhope, Mordiford, part of Fownhope and Brockhampton. Several of the villages contain black-and-white timber framed buildings characteristic of Herefordshire.