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Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve covers 100 acres of moorland edge adjacent to Cambrai Lines at Catterick and has a remarkable mix of habitats and species. The reserve contains semi-natural woodland, heathland, flower-rich grassland, streams, ponds, a lake, willow and alder carr, coniferous woodlands and wet meadows.
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Discover Foxglove Covert
At the heart of the reserve is a modern, purpose-designed Field Centre, a great place to start your visit and learn more about the wildlife of Foxglove Covert. 500m from the Field Centre is a bespoke outdoor classroom.
Learning for Everyone
For school parties and families of all ages there is so much to learn at Foxglove Covert LNR. Our Education Section includes downloadable activities and a planning guide for teachers visiting the reserve.
Find out about the diverse wildlife species living here on our reserve. Learn about our essential bird ringing and conservation work.
Access via Cambrai Lines front gate is always possible at any time during regular hours, outside normal opening hours is by arrangement only.
You will be asked to show photographic ID on entry to the barracks.
Year round opening times are:
Weekends and Bank Holidays 10am-4pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day