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Fox Covert

Heathland and woodland, attracting a variety of bird species

Fox Covert is of quite recent origin, being planted in the late nineteenth century with beech. The woodland is frequented by deer and many species of birds. Nearby Therfield Heath is one of the most extensive remaining areas of chalk grassland in eastern England. During winter the reserve attracts visiting birds such as fieldfare and redwing, while meadow pipits and skylarks are present all year.

 

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Nearby nature reserves

Hawkins Wood
3 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Blagrove Common
4 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Ashwell Quarry and Quarry Springs
5 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Just south of the A505
Royston
Hertfordshire
SG8 9NT
Map reference
TL 334 397
Great for...
birdwatching
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
2.90 hectares
Status
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Access
No

Access to the reserve is open at all times. Track runs through the reserve; some steep slopes.
Walking information
Therfield Heath; Hertfordshire Way; Icknield Way
Parking
Small layby opposite path to reserve
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01727 858901
info@hmwt.org