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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.

Latest from the Foxglove Covert Blog

Ash Dieback

Monday, March 1st 2021

Sadly, many of the Ash trees at Foxglove have succumbed to Ash Dieback. According to the Woodland Trust this will k... read more.

Redpolls, Siskins and Blue Tits!

Saturday, February 20th 2021

The back garden at Foxglove is always teeming with small birds. At this time of year large flocks of Redpoll visit to fe... read more.

Snowy Scenes

Sunday, February 14th 2021

With the temperature set to increase over the coming days, this could be the last opportunity to share some snowy s... read more.

More Snow and Ice

Saturday, February 13th 2021

Over the last few days the temperature at Foxglove has barely risen above freezing and at night time has dipped as ... read more.

Feeding the Flocks!

Wednesday, February 10th 2021

Snow has been accumulating on the reserve over the past few days and inbetween the heavy showers there have been so... read more.

Rescued Raptors

Monday, February 8th 2021

Two more birds of prey that were rescued by a Foxglove supporter were brought in to the centre to be ringed before their... read more.

Another Snow Day

Tuesday, February 2nd 2021

Heavy snowfall transformed the reserve into a winter wonderland again, this time with several inches of powder snow. ... read more.

An Early Sighting

Thursday, January 28th 2021

Earliest and latest sightings of butterflies are always recorded at the reserve however, none have ever been recorded as... read more.

Discover Foxglove Covert

The patchwork of habitats across Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve is home to more than 2600 species. Discover the reserve habitats here on our website.

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.


Planning Your Visit

Read our guide to help you plan your visit. The post code for satellite navigation is DL9 3PZ


Education Booking Enquiries

Use our online form to make a booking enquiry and choose your activities.


Access to the reserve

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.

Opening Times

Year round opening times are:

Weekdays 9am-5pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays 10am-4pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day

Support a Winning Team

Foxglove Covert needs your support to continue our conservation work and maintain the wonderful habitats, facilities and events.

There are six ways you can help:

You can become a Foxglove Volunteer, join The Friends of Foxglove Covert; subscribe to the 100 Club, take part in our Adopt-A-Box scheme or buy goods from our shop or Amazon Smile.