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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

Owls, Trees and Pumpkins!

Wednesday, October 28th 2020

A rescued Tawny Owl was brought to the reserve to be ringed before its release back into the wild. It had been found lay... read more.

More Meadow Management

Monday, October 26th 2020

Cutting and raking of the wildflower habitats is still ongoing at the reserve. This year, cutting has been carried ... read more.

Extra Support

Saturday, October 24th 2020

On Friday, Foxglove Covert LNR received a cheque for £500 from TESCO as part of their COVID grants. During the sum... read more.

The Fifth Kingdom

Friday, October 23rd 2020

Neither plant nor animal, fungi has been recognised as a separate kingdom for over fifty years. This time of year is whe... read more.

Pumpkin Trail

Wednesday, October 21st 2020

Looking for something to do over the half term break? Why not have a go at our Pumpkin Trail? Come along with your famil... read more.

Things In The Pipeline!

Tuesday, October 20th 2020

Many of the ponds at Foxglove are artificially made and are fed by water diverted from streams and becks. Routine checks... read more.

Volunteer Round Up

Sunday, October 18th 2020

Volunteers were busy throughout last week carrying out a variety of different conservation tasks. In some areas of the w... read more.

Read All About It!

Wednesday, October 14th 2020

A sharp-eyed supporter noticed an article about our recent bird ringing surprise in the Darlington & Stockton 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

Wednesday 21st October 2020 | During Opening Times

Come to the reserve over half term 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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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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