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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.

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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Hazel, a Hedge and more High Vis!

Monday, January 17th 2022

Last week, work began again on the Hazel coppice along Risedale Beck. The brash from this task has been woven into an ex... read more.


Saturday, January 15th 2022

During the winter months the moth trap is not set unless there have been some mild days and nights.  A few weeks ag... read more.

Many Happy Returns!

Tuesday, January 11th 2022

There is always a good reason for sharing a cake at Foxglove and this week it is well justified by not one, not two but ... read more.

Winter Scenes at Foxglove

Monday, January 10th 2022

Andrew chose a snowy day to walk around with his camera.  His path took him through the Scrapes.  Blue sky enh... read more.

Sheer Dedication!

Sunday, January 9th 2022

Snow and ice didn't stop a keen group of volunteers from turning out for the January Winter Worky Day. The weat... read more.

Back to Work

Tuesday, January 4th 2022

The long holiday weekends are over and the Foxglove volunteers were back at work.  There was more work to be done i... read more.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 31st 2021

Foxglove Covert LNR is a registered charity and like many other charities and organisations has had an extremely tough y... read more.

All Kinds of Weather

Sunday, December 26th 2021

We often speak of the weather in relation to the volunteers working, but different weather does provide opportunities fo... 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.


Upcoming Events

Foxglove Covert LNR AGM

Wednesday 26th January 2022 | 7.00pm start

The Annual General Meeting will be held via zoom. Please contact the Reserve Managers if you would like the link to participate.


LANTRA Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting, Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm

Monday 31st January 2022 | 5 day course with 8.30 am starts

An opportunity has arisen for 3 people to join this recognised LANTRA course.  From first cuts to full-on felling, this five-day course will teach you all you need to know about using a chainsaw. This is a hands-on course that delivers both practical skills and health and safety guidance as well as demonstrating that you and your employer have completed sufficient training to meet the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). Booking for this is through KNW Training in Bedale, please contact them for details and costs.


Latest Newsletters


Undergrowth Newsletter Winter 2020/21 Issue 54

Find out what has been going on at the reserve during the lockdown!

  Read this Issue (PDF)


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.