Welcome to Yelvertoft Pocket Park


Yelvertoft is a small village, nestled at the edge of Northamptonshire and thanks to its Pocket Park – created in 2001 – it is brimming with wildlife. Here you can learn more about what there is to explore and see or why not get involved by being a local wildlife recorder, a Pocket Park volunteer or a donor.


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The idea of Pocket Parks originated in Northamptonshire in the 1980s. They are natural areas of countryside which are owned, looked after and cherished by the local community for peaceful enjoyment, the protection of wildlife and to provide access for all. There are over 80 Pocket Parks in Northamptonshire.

Yelvertoft Pocket Park was established in 2001, is approximately 4 acres/1.62 hectares and sits within the Northamptonshire Uplands National Character Area. The soil is slightly acid but base-rich loamy and clayey, and the underlying rock is sedimentary, Jurrasic Limestone.

Various habitats have been created and established and in a short time there has been a steady increase in biodiversity.

Illustration by Claire McElfatrick of a Swallow that can often be seen swooping in the air around Yelvertoft Pocket Park in Northamptonshire.

Habitats, Geology, Landscape and Heritage

Learn more about the limestone rocks that lie beneath Yelvertoft Pocket Park as well as the site’s history. Can you guess when our subterreanean rock dates back to?

Getting Involved

Would you like to get hands on in Yelvertoft Pocket Park, assisting with the conservation of our wonderful resource? Or perhaps you could help with fundraising, tasks than can be done from home or recording wildlife species when you’re out for a walk?

Species of flora

Wildlife species spotted

Volunteers & donors

Can You Help Us Record Wildlife Species at Yelvertoft Pocket Park?

Contact Us


Whether you have some news for us or want to get involved, you can contact us by completing this form. Or find our full contact details by clicking here.


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