Madley Environmental Centre lies just 7 miles South West of Hereford and is a hidden gem of wetlands, woodland and meadow. Based next to the BT Satellite Earth Station near Madley, the Centre has a unique backdrop of the giant 32m dishes. Part of the Nature Reserve was also an RAF airfield in WW2, so the site has wartime history too.
There are lots of activities to choose from at MESC, from seasonal events, to family days and workshops.
Our seasonal events always include Easter, Halloween and Christmas, but look out for other events such as Apple days, RAF History days and Summer Music and BBQ events.
Family days are popular and include activities such as den building, campfire cooking, pond dipping and scavenger hunts.
Our workshops are aimed at adults and older children and range from willow crafts, and fungi ID to photography and astronomy - so there’s something to interest most tastes.
Although, of course, all our activities are outdoor based, we do have a fantastic large log cabin to escape to in bad weather, and lots of outdoor shelter areas around the Nature Reserve.
Our events and workshops fit into a busy schedule of other activities at MESC, so please check the website for what’s on.
At present MESC is only available for visits if you are attending an event or workshop. The site can also be booked by organised groups or tutors running workshops.
Madley Environmental Centre is a registered charity, so all income raised from activities is put straight back into managing and improving the site for wildlife and visitors.