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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 Virtual Tour

Tuesday, January 12th 2021

Whilst the reserve is closed, you can enjoy some snowy scenes from the comfort of your home with these photographs taken... read more.

Major (Rtd) Tony Crease

Saturday, January 9th 2021

  Major (Rtd) Tony Crease   It is with great sadness that the Management Group must share the news of the r... read more.

Covid-19 Update

Thursday, January 7th 2021

As of tomorrow, 8th January, the reserve will be closed until further notice.  We hope that we can open the reserve... read more.

Foxglove in the Snow

Tuesday, January 5th 2021

When Foxglove is covered in snow it takes on an almost magical air and places look different. Down at the lake, the wat... read more.

Happy New Year!

Friday, January 1st 2021

It has been a cold start to the year at Foxglove with parts of the lake freezing over; the Mallards have been walking ov... read more.


Wednesday, December 30th 2020

Willow coppicing has continued over the festive period and in all weather conditions; some of which have been quite chal... read more.

Happy Christmas!

Friday, December 25th 2020

To all Friends, Vounteers and supporters of the reserve, Best Wishes and a Merry Christmas from the Reserve Managers and... read more.

Reasons To Be Cheerful!

Monday, December 21st 2020

Number 1: Today marks the Winter Solstice which means that from today the days will begin to slowly stretch out again. S... 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.