Clanfelde Hills, Glenfield
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
The site straddles the border between Kirby & Glenfield but is completely cut off from Kirby by the major roads. There is a exit at the northern end giving access over the motorway to Kirby and to a path into Brookside Meadow. The site can also be entered on the path at the southern end of this long strip and by a right of way over Ratby Lane which gives access to the Optimus Nature Area and Fishley Belt.
Total species seen at this site: 61
This is a large block of land between Ratby Lane and the M1 which has been re-modelled and landscaped as part of the nearby development. A right of way follows an attractive line through this area where surplus soils have been used to make substantial hills. The site is bisected by the Kirby Brook and the area has naturally regenerated with some tree planting. The path links the footpaths round the old golf course to the Ivanhoe Way and Brookside Meadow and the wider countryside beyond, including the National Forest. The area is called Clanfelde Hills to commemorate the old name of Glenfield village.
The number 13 bus runs through Glenfield and stops in the commercial area a few hundred yards from this site.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Bramble agg.||Rubus fruticosus agg.||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Common Nettle||Urtica dioica||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Ground-ivy||Glechoma hederacea||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Physcia tenella||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Hogweed||Heracleum sphondylium||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Broad-leaved Dock||Rumex obtusifolius||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Common Shiny Woodlouse||Oniscus asellus||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Common Striped Woodlouse||Philoscia muscorum||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Spear Thistle||Cirsium vulgare||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Common Ragwort||Jacobaea vulgaris||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Ribwort Plantain||Plantago lanceolata||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Creeping Cinquefoil||Potentilla reptans||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Common Mouse-ear||Cerastium fontanum||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Brown-lipped Snail||Cepaea nemoralis||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Garlic Snail||Oxychilus alliarius||13/03/2020||David Nicholls|