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

Moths and More

Saturday, January 25th 2020

After several weeks, Tuesday night's weather was suitable for the moth traps to be put out.  We did not expect ... read more.

Orchards and Hedges

Thursday, January 23rd 2020

Finally, the six hundred trees kindly donated by Bettys Tearooms are all planted. This has been a huge job made easy by ... read more.

An Interesting Catch!

Monday, January 20th 2020

At the weekend, some of the bird ringers visited a different site where there are plenty of reed beds. The sunrise over ... read more.

A Beautiful Day

Sunday, January 19th 2020

The temperature had dropped overnight so there was ice and frost in parts of Foxglove, but the sky was blue and the sun ... read more.

A Busy Week

Thursday, January 16th 2020

A lot has been happening at Foxglove lately! Volunteers have been as busy as ever working on all kinds of jobs. Roof rep... read more.

Restored Ponds

Monday, January 13th 2020

Along Risedale Beck there are two ponds that are created by diverting water from the Beck. In both cases the water gathe... read more.

An Impromptu Ringing Session

Sunday, January 12th 2020

On the last net round, about 4pm, taking the nets down there was a surprise in the nets, a female Crossbill. The ligh... read more.

Odd Jobs

Thursday, January 9th 2020

With drizzle on the weather forecast, it was decided to catch up on maintenance jobs around the reserve. The team split ... 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


February Winter Worky Day

Saturday 1st February 2020 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

Join our staff and volunteers for a fun day of practical habitat management tasks.  Specific tasks will be chosen nearer the time.  Come ready for all weather conditions and bring your oldest outdoor clothes as tasks will be mucky and may involve bonfires. Booking is essential for this FREE event as a hot cooked lunch will be provided along with delicious homemade cakes.


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Bonfire Cookery FULLY BOOKED!

Wednesday 19th February 2020 | 11.00 - 1.00pm

Come along and have a go at cooking on an open fire. Twister dough, bannock, jacket spuds, popcorn and toasted marshmallows will be on the menu!  Booking is essential as places are limited. There is a donation of £5 per person to be made in advance in order to secure a place (payment can be taken on the phone).


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Latest Newsletters



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The Dragonflies of Strensall and Foxglove Covert

This book has been published with the aim of enabling people visiting these, immensely important Flagship Pond Sites in North Yorkshire, to identify the dragonflies and damselflies they encounter - by reference to a simple text and photographs. Credits - Yorkshire Dragonfly Group & Freshwater Habitats Trust

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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.


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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