New Lount

Wildlife Highlights

Birds such as green woodpeckers, chiffchaffs, black caps, willow warblers, treecreepers, goldcrests, willow and marsh tits can be seen regularly within the nature reserve. Tawny owls and sparrowhawks have been known to nest and breed here.
Dragonflies and damselflies are prevalent around the ponds during the summer and early autumn months. Brown and southern hawkers, plus common blue and azure damselflies have all been recorded at the site.
The four ponds support much life including various insects; the presence of which encourages bats, such as common and soprano pipstrelles, to feed here.

Wild places

Total species seen at this site: 238


New Lount Nature Reserve is a 19.5 hectare mixed reserve of species-rich grassland, ponds, plantation woodland and scrub within The National Forest. The site, which was designated a statutory Local Nature Reserve in 1995, sits on the site of the former New Lount colliery.

Latest records

Getting There

Melbourne Road, Newbold Coleorton, LE67 8JH. Pedestrian access can also be gained via the public footpath adjoining the NE corner of the site. Note the car park within the site opens at 9am and closes at 4pm.

Managed By
Leicestershire County Council

Group Common name Latin name Last seen
AmphibiansPalmate NewtLissotriton helveticus28/04/2012
AmphibiansGreat Crested NewtTriturus cristatus28/04/2012
Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius09/06/2011
Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum13/05/2016
Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum14/06/2012
Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis09/06/2011
Bees, Wasps, AntsEctemnius continuus14/06/2012
Bees, Wasps, AntsNegro AntFormica fusca19/05/2016
Bees, Wasps, AntsYellow Meadow AntLasius flavus19/05/2016
Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis27/07/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum27/07/2017
BeetlesAbax parallelepipedus08/05/2010
BeetlesOrchid BeetleDascillus cervinus14/06/2012
BeetlesElaphrus cupreus14/06/2012
BeetlesGorse WeevilExapion ulicis13/05/2016
BeetlesGrammoptera ruficornis14/06/2012
BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis09/06/2011
BeetlesGlow-wormLampyris noctiluca28/04/2012
BeetlesLeistus spinibarbis28/04/2012
BeetlesNebria salina28/04/2012
BeetlesOedemera lurida30/05/2015
BeetlesSwollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis30/05/2015
BeetlesNettle WeevilPhyllobius pomaceus13/05/2016
BeetlesPolydrusus cervinus14/06/2012
BeetlesPolydrusus pterygomalis14/06/2012
Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata28/04/2012
BeetlesBlack Clock BeetlePterostichus madidus08/05/2010
BeetlesPterostichus niger13/05/2016
BeetlesPterostichus nigrita14/06/2012
BeetlesCommon Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva15/08/2016