Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve

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.

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A Very Blustery Day

The wind was extremely strong blowing across Foxglove, making macro photography interesting.  However by hanging onto…

Two Days In One

Yesterday Foxglove and the rest of the camp had a planned power cut. Our initial panic…

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{img_title} 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.


{img_title} 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.


{img_title} Support a Winning Team

Foxglove Covert needs your support to continue our conservation work and maintain the wonderful habitats, facilities and events.

There are five 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.


Our Next Event

Woodland Explorers

Wednesday 23rd August

Explore our woods, learn about trees and get creative with sticks. Suggested donation of £3…

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Latest Newsletter

Undergrowth Newsletter Spring 2017

An update on recent events and projects on the reserve and more.

Read this Issue (pdf | 3.3MB)


Opening Times

Year round opening times are:
Weekdays 9am-5pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays 10am-4pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day


How to Find Us

Foxglove Covert LNR is 4 miles from the A1 in Catterick Garrison near Richmond, North Yorkshire.

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