Jubilee Walk, Leire

Wildlife Highlights

It is quite a rich area for flora imcluding Dusky crane's-bill which is uncommon in VC55, Common Mullein, Common Twayblade and Cowslip.  It also supports a rich fauna, including a variety beetles, hoverflies, dragonflies, butterflies and moths.

Wild places

Total species seen at this site: 454


The Jubilee Walk is a beautiful and serene walk along an old railway cutting at Leire which runs towards the golf course near Ullesthorpe.  Work by the Leire Council and volunteers ensure that this is kept clear for walkers.  It should be noted that access from the parking area is on a short slope but steps have been provided.  The cutting can be a real sun trap in warmer months, but may be quite damp and require boots or wellingtons in early spring before the ground dries out.  in 2010 more work was done to make pathways through the damper areas easier for walkers.

Latest records

Getting There

There is parking available at the access point just outside of the main village of Leire on the Leire road to Frowlesworth.

Group Common name Latin name Last seen
AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo23/04/2010
AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria14/03/2015
Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera07/05/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris29/03/2011
Bees, Wasps, AntsSmooth Pea Gall WaspDiplolepis eglanteriae/nervosa12/10/2014
Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa12/10/2014
Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae20/07/2014
Bees, Wasps, AntsIchneumon suspiciosus26/04/2009
Bees, Wasps, AntsYellow Meadow AntLasius flavus23/04/2010
Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum01/11/2014
BeetlesAgonum emarginatum29/03/2011
BeetlesCommon Sun BeetleAmara aenea07/05/2017
BeetlesAmara familiaris29/03/2011
BeetlesAmara similata29/03/2011
BeetlesAphodius contaminatus27/09/2013
BeetlesAphodius rufipes16/09/2014
BeetlesPill BeetleByrrhus pilula13/05/2014
BeetlesByturus ochraceus13/05/2014
BeetlesRaspberry BeetleByturus tomentosus07/05/2017
BeetlesCantharis decipiens10/06/2017
BeetlesCantharis nigricans13/05/2014
BeetlesThistle Tortoise BeetleCassida rubiginosa17/05/2010
BeetlesChrysolina oricalcia10/06/2017
BeetlesChrysolina polita17/05/2011
BeetlesFigwort WeevilCionus scrophulariae17/05/2010
Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata29/03/2011
BeetlesDenticollis linearis13/06/2012
BeetlesGastrophysa polygoni13/05/2014
BeetlesGreen Dock BeetleGastrophysa viridula26/06/2012
BeetlesGrammoptera ruficornis10/06/2017