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

BTO Garden BirdWatch

Sunday, April 5th 2020

Stay connected to nature, learn about your garden wildlife and contribute to important scientific research without leavi... read more.

Nature Notes

Saturday, April 4th 2020

Signs of Spring are beginning to appear at Foxglove and whilst the reserve remains closed to the public, the wildlife co... read more.

Time for Toads

Sunday, March 29th 2020

It is that time of year when hundreds of Toads migrate back to the ponds at Foxglove. In usual circumstances, visitors h... read more.

Spring Goes On!

Wednesday, March 25th 2020

As a distraction from the current situation, we will try to bring you as many wildlife and nature photographs as we can.... read more.

Temporary Closure

Monday, March 23rd 2020

We regret to announce that in line with both government and MOD guidelines, to help prevent the spread of the Coronaviru... read more.

An Important Update for Volunteers

Monday, March 23rd 2020

It is after much thought and with regret that a decision has been taken by the trustees to put a temporary halt on volun... read more.

Coronavirus Update

Friday, March 20th 2020

Circumstances globally at the moment are unprecedented and we are in unchartered waters. How life generally will pan out... read more.

Wonderful Water

Tuesday, March 17th 2020

Over the last few weeks, staff and volunteers have been working hard to maintain the many ponds all around the reserve. ... 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.


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Upcoming Events


Owl Pellet Discovery - CANCELLED

Wednesday 8th April 2020 | 10.30am start

The events programme has been temporarily withdrawn. For up to date information this website, FaceBook and other forms of social media should be consulted. If you have donated in advance to secure a place on an event you will be contacted over the next few days and offered a refund. We apologise for this inconvenience. Come and learn all about the different  owl species that live in North Yorkshire. Find out what they eat by dissecting their pellets and identifying the contents.  Recommended for ages 7 years upwards.  Booking is essential as places are limited. Suggested minimum donation


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Richmond Coffee Morning - POSTPONED

Thursday 9th April 2020 | 9.00am - 12 noon

Due to the current situation, the coffee morning has been postponed. The next is planned for October 22nd. Come and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea or coffee and a 'sticky' at Richmond Town Hall.  There will be a raffle, tombola and a stall selling delicious homemade cakes!  All proceeds from this fundraising event go towards the running costs of the reserve.  If you would like to donate any cakes or items for the raffle or tombola please take them to the field centre beforehand or to Richmond Town Hall on the day.  No


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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.


VISIT THE EDUCATION SECTION

Planning Your Visit


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


PLAN VISIT     USE GOOGLE MAPS     DOWNLOAD MAP [PDF]

Education Booking Enquiries


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


EDUCATION BOOKING ENQUIRY

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.

HELP SUPPORT US