Optimus Point Nature Area

    Getting There

    From Sept 2019 there should be a bus stopping on Optimus Way (No 13 from Leicester through Glenfield)

    Until then the bus stops on Kirby Road by the cycleway through Kirby Road Ponds (Outside DPD) and this can be walked up to the area

    There are cycleways from Ratby & Groby and from the heart of Glenfield through Fishley Belt

    There is a permissive path to the area up the Optimus Greenway and a rightr of way through the southern part of the area from Braunstone Frith and out into the Clanfelde Hills


    Managed By
    Savilles Management Company appointed by Wilson Bowden
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 0


    This nature reserve was created primarily for Great Crested Newts. The site has several ponds as well as areas of meadow grassland and is surrounded by mature hedges and trees bordering onto the former Western Golf Course along its eastern side. There are mown paths through it to join a right of way which takes you across  Ratby Lane into Clanfelde Hills and on beyond into the wider countryside.

    It can be accessed by a bridge over the stream and ditch which down the Optimus Greenway which itself then meets the cycleways from Ratby & Groby

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