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Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve

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Stunning food

Nothing much to say really food was amazing!!! I will definitely be back service was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
charlie-20006
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Great

Lovely nature reserve, hidden gem and so close to my home. Not busy as it it located within an army... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Darren H
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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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...more
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MOD Barracks | Access via Cambrai Lines where you will be asked to show photographic ID on entry, Richmond DL9 3PZ, England
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+44 1748 830045
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nothing much to say really food was amazing!!! I will definitely be back service was floorless. Could not fault anything.

Thank charlie-20006
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely nature reserve, hidden gem and so close to my home. Not busy as it it located within an army camp.

Thank Darren H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Live locally but have never visited before. Getting into the reserve was an experience in itself and a fascinating insight into the Garrison! The reserve is well laid out and the hides are brilliant - we could have stayed for hours in each one! Staff...More

Thank Yorkshire_fern
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

My son heard of this place from a work colleague,bit dubious when sat nav brought us right to the barracks with a armed guard,we asked at the gate and were directed into the barracks where we had to sign in and show I.d,we were given...More

Thank Erinmeasor
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

What a find this wss. We were a bit worried it would be a bit odd to ho oncto the garrison and sign in to visit. But so pleased we did. My 2 grandchildren age 5 and 2 were fascinated. The area is stunning and...More

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed August 7, 2018

OK - here's the thing, it's a nature reserve inside of an army barracks. You hand over your driving licence to the uniformed chap at the gatehouse and they arrange the gate to be opened for you - from then on, you are in a...More

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Foxglove_Covert, Manager at Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thanks for the review, we look forward to your return visit! :)

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful, relaxing and interesting place. So much to grasp the children’s attention and interest in nature. Lots of information and things to see/find. Beautiful time of year to see insects and butterflies.

Thank Fran L
Foxglove_Covert, Manager at Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thanks for the review Fran :-)

Reviewed June 10, 2018

I visited Foxglove recently and was incredibly impressed! A beautiful site, it's full of surprises - from the unique designated pond dipping area to the friendly ponies. Reserve Manager Ian Wilson was really helpful and got us all of the supplies we needed, including nets...More

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Foxglove_Covert, Manager at Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

Many thanks Carolanne, glad you enjoyed your visit and had fun pond dipping :)

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Visit here on numerous occasions today went on a guided tour with our U3a group. Fab introduction with video showing how it all started then a lovely walk round. As there are no facilities for food we took sandwiches sat out side visitors center. We...More

Thank boydy73
Foxglove_Covert, Manager at Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

Thank you very much indeed for your review of Foxglove, see you next time!

Reviewed May 21, 2018

This is a place of great beauty, hidden away where you would never imagine to find a nature reserve. With a wonderful variety of habitats and plenty of small animals and birds to see for those with the patience to take their time, this is...More

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Foxglove_Covert, Manager at Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

We're really glad that you did persevere! Thank you for such a lovely review.

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John S
April 7, 2016|
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Response from Wendy F |
There's a little tuck shop with toilets in the information centre
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Dezra D
January 6, 2016|
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Response from Wendy F |
Anyone can visit. It is situated with an army barracks so you just need to make sure you bring photo ID with you to sign in. There isn't a cost but donations can be made at the information desk.
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541mojo
June 9, 2015|
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Yes :-) See FAQ on the website .
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