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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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Winter Visitors

Monday, October 25th 2021

Over the past few days more winter migrants have been observed at the reserve. Birdwatchers have enjoyed watching large ... read more.

Fungi Walk

Sunday, October 24th 2021

In October many fungi started to appear on the reserve, after a very slow beginning to the fungi season, due to the weat... read more.

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, October 23rd 2021

Looking for somewhere to go with the family at half term, why not explore and discover at Foxglove and take part in the ... read more.

Bakewells, Banana Cake and Brushcutting!

Thursday, October 21st 2021

A coffee morning was held this morning in Richmond Town Hall to raise vital funds for the reserve. 10 volunteers helped ... read more.

A Busy ‘Typical’ Day?

Wednesday, October 20th 2021

People often ask what a typical day at Foxglove is like.  The answer to that question is that there is never a typi... read more.

Wet and Wild!

Tuesday, October 19th 2021

Since the wetland hide was built, the vegetation around it has been growing unchecked. It had become so overgrown that t... read more.

Autumn Bird Ringing

Monday, October 18th 2021

The still and misty weather conditions this morning created the perfect opportunity to ring more Redwings as their large... read more.

Changing Seasons

Sunday, October 17th 2021

 Each season is different, spring is the harbringer of new birth and new life, autumn sees wildlife preparing for t... 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


Pumpkin Trail

Saturday 23rd October 2021 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

Come to the reserve half term 23rd - 31st October and enjoy the autumn colours on the red route (Easy Access Trail) and search for the pumpkin clues along the way. Test your knowledge of the creatures associated with Halloween by answering the fun quiz which is available from the visitor centre for only 50p. No need to book, come and enjoy some fresh air with your family bubble. Don't forget your wellies and a pencil!


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Wildlife Activity Day

Wednesday 27th October 2021 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Come and celebrate British Wildlife on this family activity day as part of our Wonderful Wildlife Week. There will be lots of hands - on craft activities for all ages. Make bird feeders, mini bug hotels, seed bombs. Craft a hedgehog or spider or bee from different materials to take away too. This is a drop in session so booking is not required. Donations towards costs of materials would be appreciated on the day.


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Latest Newsletters


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Undergrowth Newsletter Winter 2020/21 Issue 54

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

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NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

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.

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