Foxgloves in Hedgerows

Foxgloves in Hedgerows

 

The unmistakable flowering spikes of Foxgloves are known for both a reminder of the lazy days of summer and of course their infamous poisonous nature. These high pink flowers can be seen between June and September. Foxgloves can be found all over, in woodlands, gardens, moorland, coastal cliffs and many of North Devon's country lanes.

Foxgloves have large, flat leaves that form the base of the plant, and tall, upright flower spikes. The tube-shaped, pink flowers arranged around the stem are unmistakable. Foxgloves are an excellent source of nectar and pollen for all kinds of insects including bumblebees, moths and Honey Bees.

To encourage wildlife around the campsite we have planted several native flower species in our wildflower meadow and nature trail to provide essential nectar for bees and butterflies.

 


Had a fabulous time last week, April 2014 lovely site, nice large pitches with just enough privacy. The children love the freedom and play area, my dog appreciated the dog walking area. Bathrooms are amazing, it's not very often you see a bath on a campsite. We didn't want to come home.

Definitely be back, hopefully later this year

Julie Ward

This is one of our favourite campsites. We came here with a trailer tent (in torrential rain) in August 2008 and this year with a caravan. The bathroom facilities are amazing and there is a family bathroom with baby changing facilities. There's a good playground, albeit not really for toddlers, and great takeaway and a laundry, although we didn't use that so can't comment. My husband tried his luck on the fishing lake - he wasn't successful but others around him were doing well.

The site's well located for the area and Woolacombe beach and there are some good pubs just down the road in Mortehoe too. The site is extremely well looked after and mostly the pitches are really private, although we requested a hardstanding pitch but didn't feel this was a wise choice as we were really tucked away and the pitches aren't very generous. We also didn't have any grassed area around/on our pitch to sit out on.

It still remains one of our favourite sites and deserves its five stars but we'll try to choose our pitch more carefully next time.

Rachel B