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Foxcovert Plantation

A woodland believed to be on the site of part of the ancient Sherwood Forest

Location

A614 (East of Burnstump Country Park)
Calverton
Nottinghamshire
NG5 8PQ
A static map of Foxcovert Plantation

Know before you go

Size
12 hectares

Entry fee

Free access

Parking information

There is parking at the Forestry Commission car park off the road or cars can be parked at the end of the road adjacent.

Grazing animals

The site is grazed by sheep

Walking trails

Visitors are asked to keep to the footpaths, some of which are steep or have shallow steps.

 

Access

Access to the reserve is open at all times but visitors are advised to keep to the marked tracks. Contact the Trust for more information.

There is a kissing gate leading to the Emilies (areas of open grassland) and wheelchair access is available by prior arrangement.

Dogs

On a lead
Please be wary of grazing sheep, dogs must be on a lead at all times

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

This site is a secondary mixed deciduous woodland believed to be on the site of part of the ancient Sherwood Forest. Over 30 common species of ground flora can be found here, including heath bedstraw and woodsage. In winter goldcrest, redpoll and long tailed tit can be seen with occassional sightings of woodpecker.

High numbers of fungal species and survey work on moths and other invertebrates suggest that the plantation was established on the site of ancient woodland. Some records are of species only found locally in Sherwood Forest woodlands, underlining the site’s heritage as part of this world-famous forest.

The main wood covers more than 7 hectares with oak and birch the principal species, together with sycamore, sweet chestnut, rowan, coppiced lime and several other species.  The wood is linked by a grassy ride to two open areas of sycamore and acid grassland (Big Emily and Little Emily) bordered by a single line of poplars. Rhododendron and bracken dominate areas of open ground.

Contact us

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0115 958 8242
Contact email: info@nottswt.co.uk

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)