Countryfile Live Castle Howard

A proper Yorkshire adventure

Thanks for visiting the Wildlife Zone at Countryfile Live Castle Howard!

With your new Wildlife Zone know-how, help us to create a Wilder Future for Yorkshire and beyond!

We loved meeting you at Countryfile Live Castle Howard. We hope we inspired you to help wildlife! We've put together our top tips to get you started.

Cotton Grass

(c) Andy Holden

Use peat-free compost

Using peat-free compost is an easy switch and a great start to helping our peatlands! We love Dalefoot Composts, who provided all the peat-free compost for the Wildlife Zone. You can order online or buy from our shop at Potteric Carr nature reserve.

If you want to do more, you can donate to #GivePeatAChance! We're restoring our peatlands to protect wildlife and combat climate change.

Buy peat-free    Donate to #GivePeatAChance

Rainbow welly planters

(c) Pixabay

Collect rainwater with plants

You learned all about slowing the flow of water in Town upon River! Why not put your new knowledge into practice?

From hanging baskets to old wellies, you can turn almost anything into an oasis for wildlife and help to slow the flow of rainwater in your garden.

Create a container garden
Bee hotel

Make a home for wildlife

Bug hotels are so much fun to make and a great way to encourage lots of creepy crawlies into your garden!

If you're not confident building your own, then you can buy ready-made homes for wildlife in our online shop.

Build a bee hotel      Buy a bee hotel


Ant beach clean

Join us on a beach clean

Are you feeling passionate about protecting our marine wildlife after your visit to the Yorkshire coast in our Wildlife Zone?

We'd love for you to join us on a beach clean - they happen regularly all up and down our coast!

Find a beach clean

Discover your next wild retreat...

We hope you were able to relax and unwind in our Wild Retreat.

Did you know that we manage over 100 nature reserves across Yorkshire? They're little pockets of wildlife, nature and peace, and they're open to everyone!

Why not find your nearest nature reserve and drop by for a visit?

Find a nature reserve

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(c) Matthew Roberts

What's next?

Inspired to find out more about Yorkshire Wildlife Trust? Learn about what we do and how you can get involved with our work for Yorkshire and for wildlife.

Thank you for visiting our Wildlife Zone!