Charnwood Water

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Getting There

    Charnwood Water can be found on Tuckers Road, off Beeches Road, which is a turning off Leicester Road to the South of Loughborough town centre.

    The site has both a car park and disabled toilets.

    Bus information can be found here: https://bustimes.org/localities/loughborough-leics

    Managed By
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 27

    Description

    Charnwood Water, a former claypit which has been filled in to form a man-made reservoir, covers an area of 27.12 acres. The lake is surrounded by trees and a circular footpath, and is used mainly for leisure purposes by the general public.

    Interestingly. the site was formerly the old Tuckers brickworks, which supplied bricks for St. Pancras Station in London.

    Status
    • Reservoir
    • Public access
    Further Information

    https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/charnwood_water

    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Muscovy DuckCairina moschata30/08/2020Matt Stones
    Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus15/01/2020Steve Mathers
    MoorhenGallinula chloropus15/01/2020Steve Mathers
    Canada GooseBranta canadensis15/01/2020Steve Mathers
    MagpiePica pica15/01/2020Steve Mathers
    Wood PigeonColumba palumbus15/01/2020Steve Mathers
    RobinErithacus rubecula15/01/2020Steve Mathers
    MallardAnas platyrhynchos15/01/2020Steve Mathers
    Collared EarthstarGeastrum triplex07/11/2019charnwoodspots
    MandarinAix galericulata12/10/2019Lindsi Donovan
    Deer Shield FungusPluteus cervinus03/10/2019charnwoodspots
    Green-veined WhitePieris napi11/04/2019Steve Lister
    Mute SwanCygnus olor23/03/2019Lindsi Donovan
    Canada GooseBranta canadensis23/03/2019Lindsi Donovan
    MallardAnas platyrhynchos23/03/2019Lindsi Donovan

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    BirdsMandarinAix galericulata12/10/2019
    BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos23/03/2019
    BirdsGreylag GooseAnser anser22/04/2018
    BirdsTufted DuckAythya fuligula22/04/2018
    BirdsCanada GooseBranta canadensis15/01/2020
    BirdsMuscovy DuckCairina moschata30/08/2020
    BirdsBlack-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus23/03/2019
    BirdsWood PigeonColumba palumbus15/01/2020
    BirdsMute SwanCygnus olor23/03/2019
    BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula15/01/2020
    BirdsChaffinchFringilla coelebs22/04/2018
    BirdsCootFulica atra13/08/2017
    BirdsMoorhenGallinula chloropus23/03/2019
    BirdsMagpiePica pica15/01/2020
    BirdsGreat Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus23/03/2019
    ButterfliesGreen-veined WhitePieris napi11/04/2019
    Ferns & HorsetailsWall-rueAsplenium ruta-muraria13/08/2017
    FungiCollared EarthstarGeastrum triplex07/11/2019
    FungiDeer Shield FungusPluteus cervinus03/10/2019
    MammalsGrey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis23/03/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula29/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBeechFagus sylvatica29/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix29/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWhite PoplarPopulus alba13/08/2017
    WildflowersBroad-leaved HelleborineEpipactis helleborine14/08/2018
    WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album13/08/2017
    WildflowersTansyTanacetum vulgare11/09/2014