Lychgate Orchard

This patch of land, between Coach Lane and Church Row, has been maintained by EPICH on behalf of Hurworth Parish Council since 2017, as a wildlife corridor and part of the national hedgehog highway.

Originally part of Home Farm, this patch of land is no longer an orchard but a stand of Lime Trees.  A wide range of flora and fauna call this little patch of land home, and EPICH maintains a path through the wild flowers, adds native flowers such as bluebell, foxglove, violet, and forget-me-not from time to time, and have installed a variety of bird, owl, and bat boxes.  Habitat piles for hedgehogs were introduced in 2017.

In Spring the cow parsley riases shoulder high:

An interpretation panel outlining the history and detainling some of the flora and fauna that enjoy this shady environment has been funded by Tees Valley Nature Partnership and designed by an EPICH Member.


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