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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

A New Flock!

Wednesday, November 25th 2020

The Hebridean sheep, Thor and his flock, were rounded up last week to be taken back to Gam Farm for the winter months. T... read more.

More Fungi

Sunday, November 22nd 2020

Fungi and trees have a close relationship which isn't entirely understood. There are many species of fungi that... read more.

Coppicing Continues

Wednesday, November 18th 2020

After ten years of growth, the Willow in the coppice block to be cut this year, is surprisingly tall. It is a mammoth ta... read more.

The Co-op, Thor and Straw!

Tuesday, November 17th 2020

Jennifer Scott, the Leyburn Co-Op Member Pioneer for the area, visited the reserve today to see how recent funds fr... read more.

Let The Coppicing Commence!

Thursday, November 12th 2020

Coppicing is a traditional form of woodland management that promotes new growth and is great for wildlife. At Foxglove,&... read more.

Some Good News

Tuesday, November 10th 2020

Two more rescued owls were brought to the reserve this morning to be ringed before their release back into the... read more.

Willows, Winners and Wildlife Houses!

Sunday, November 8th 2020

The benefits of recent woodland work are clear to see with so much more light beaming through the plantation at the top ... read more.

COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, November 4th 2020

In line with government guidelines, from 5th November the outdoor space at the reserve remains open but the need 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.


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.