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.

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service


Foxglove Volunteers have been awarded with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and is often described as the MBE for voluntary groups!

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Pond Maintenance

Wednesday, August 17th 2022

Due to good growing conditions, many of the ponds on the reserve have become overgrown. Regular volunteers have been bus... read more.

New Additions

Tuesday, August 16th 2022

The aim of the BIOBLITZ was to find 30 new species to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the reserve. This has now been a... read more.

Hay Time

Wednesday, August 10th 2022

The hot weather this week has provided the perfect conditions for haymaking on the wildflower meadow. Luckily for staff ... read more.

The Dream Team!

Monday, August 8th 2022

Days like Saturday would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the Foxglove volunteers. So much wor... read more.

Foxglove 30 BIOBLITZ

Monday, August 8th 2022

The 30th anniversary of the reserve was celebrated on Saturday with a family BIOBLITZ event. This year the aim is to dis... read more.

New Species

Friday, August 5th 2022

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the reserve and to celebrate it is hoped to discover 30 new species of wildlife.... read more.

Summertime

Sunday, July 31st 2022

During the summer months some of the habitats are grazed by livestock. These Dexter Cattle, on loan from Big Sheep,... read more.

Short-eared Owls

Tuesday, July 26th 2022

Although not recorded on the reserve yet, Short-eared Owls are often observed on the neighbouring moorland. Wildlife pho... 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.


EXPLORE FOXGLOVE COVERT

Upcoming Events


All About The Bugs! 2

Wednesday 17th August 2022 | Various sessions throughout the day - starting on the hour

Come along and find out which minibeasts are living in some of the habitats at Foxglove. Book a minibeast session for your family bubble. There will be a socially distanced brief to set you off and then you can use the equipment for the remainder of the session. You will be requested to use hand gel on arrival and the equipment will be cleaned between sessions. Please call the Reserve Managers on 07754 270980 to book your allocated slot. You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before your allocated time. A donation in advance (card payment by phone) of £5


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Pond Dipping 3

Wednesday 24th August 2022 | Various sessions throughout the day - starting on the hour

Come along and find out which animals are living in some of the Foxglove ponds. Book a pond dipping session for your family bubble of up to six people. There will be a socially distanced brief to set you off and then you can use the equipment for the remainder of the session. You will be requested to use hand gel on arrival and the net handles will be cleaned between sessions. Please call the Reserve Managers on 07754 270980 to book your allocated slot. You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before your allocated time.  A donation of


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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.


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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.

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