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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

Stake and Chips!

Friday, April 16th 2021

Visitors who haven't been for a while will notice a big difference at the Outdoor Classroom where the removal of dis... read more.

A Warm Welcome!

Wednesday, April 14th 2021

This week, due to the easing of restrictions, we were able to welcome back a regular group from the Northallerton Person... read more.

Red, White and Blue

Monday, April 12th 2021

Scarlet Elf Cup was found growing on an old log pile down near to Risedale Beck. In European folklore, it was said ... read more.

Relaxation of Restrictions April 2021

Sunday, April 11th 2021

Following the Government Roadmap guidance, the car parks, outdoor trails and toilets will reopen from MONDAY 12 APR... read more.

A Special Thank You

Wednesday, April 7th 2021

The members of the Management Group would like to thank the staff and volunteers who have been hard at work for the... read more.

Sunshine and Snow Showers

Wednesday, April 7th 2021

With the recent arctic blast, the reserve has had a few flurries of snow and hail.  Not very much settled on the... read more.

First Moth Trapping Results

Tuesday, April 6th 2021

Weather forecasts were scrutinised, several as they can all give different temperatures and wind speeds but last Tuesday... read more.

Tawny Owls

Monday, April 5th 2021

Tawny Owls have been monitored by the Swaledale Ringing Group for 30 years and this work is ongoing. The group look afte... 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

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