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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

Hawker Dragonflies

Sunday, September 20th 2020

Friday was fairly warm although at times the breeze was cool.  Keith and June visited the reserve to have a look at... read more.

Calling All Foxglove Covert LNR Supporters!

Saturday, September 19th 2020

We are currently busy generating support from local Co-op members and asking them to give us their online vote for ... read more.

Wonderful Webs

Friday, September 18th 2020

A strange sight greeted the staff as they drove along the main access track this morning; the vegetation on the heathlan... read more.

Rowing Up

Thursday, September 17th 2020

More autumn sunshine meant perfect conditions to continue with the haymaking in the wildflower meadow. The swathes of ha... read more.

Habitats and their Inhabitants

Wednesday, September 16th 2020

Dragonflies and damselflies were hawking over Plover's Pool.  Their flight amazing to look at.  One settle... read more.

September Sunshine

Tuesday, September 15th 2020

It was an early start for Ian who began the day by cutting the wildflower meadow. Due to the heat wave at the start... read more.

Moths

Monday, September 14th 2020

The moth traps have been set on a Tuesday evening as long as the weather has been suitable.  Thanks to the reserve ... read more.

What An Achievement!

Sunday, September 13th 2020

The CES (Constant Effort Site) scheme uses bird ringing as a tool to monitor the population of our common breeding ... 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

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