Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve, Catterick, North Yorkshire

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Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve is located within a military facility so it can be a bit daunting the first visit if you’re not familiar with going onto military bases. You need some form of Id with you, passport/driving licence. Then they will escort your vehicle up to the entrance of the reserve if needed. It’s quite a simple process though really and well worth going to enjoy Foxglove.

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Within an army barracks in North Yorkshire, you can find a 100 acre Nature reserve, with more than 2000 species to discover. Its a real mixture of woodlands, stream and ponds as well as walkways and nature hides to explore.

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The girls and I have been several times now and really enjoy exploring the reserve we have still yet to see it all. With beautiful hides to bird watch, boardwalks through the many ponds and marshes to open fields covered in heather. These photos are from 2 years ago. I love the look of excitement when we found wildlife. The field centre is brilliant lots of information for the girls to take in.

Cost

There is no charge to visit but they do now having parking charges in order to ensure the running of the reserve which costs over £120,000 per year and to safeguard its future. From now on visitors will be required to make a small contribution if they travel to the reserve by car. Tickets can be purchased from a new machine which is located next to the information shelter.

The tariffs are only £2 for up to two hours, £3 for up to four hours and £4 for a full day. If you miss the machine then you can pay in the Field Centre (card payments are possible too).

Where

Located with Catterick, North Yorkshire.

The postcode for visiting is DL9 3PZ.

Opening Times

Open weekdays 9am-5pm and weekends 10am-4pm.

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