Ivanhoe Trail, Glenfield
- Selected Wild Place = PINK
- Other Wild Places = RED
- Public Rights of Way = GREEN
- VC55 boundary = BLUE
Total species seen at this site: 25
Part of the Ivanhoe Trail cycle route and also the Ivanhoe Way long distance footpath as it passes through Glenfield. It starts at Station Road (Railway pub) in Glenfield and follows the old railway, running alongside Rothley Brook. The embankment slopes and brook's edges are well wooded creating a wonderful wildlife corridor. Just south of Barrow Lane is the wildest stretch of this rivulet where Kingfishers have been recorded. Beyond the brook is open farmland and remains of an old watermill. As the Ivanhoe Trail/Way continues south there is a footbridge into the new Brookside Meadow, just before going under the A46 and on to Ratby .
Kingfishers patrol this stretch of the Brook.
National Cycle Route (route 63).
part of the Ivanhoe Way long distance footpath.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Nursery Web Spider||Pisaura mirabilis||10/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Little Egret||Egretta garzetta||30/12/2018||G D McPhail|
|Meadowsweet||Filipendula ulmaria||16/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Spear Thistle||Cirsium vulgare||16/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Common Nettle||Urtica dioica||16/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Ragged-Robin||Silene flos-cuculi||16/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Song Thrush||Turdus philomelos||15/01/2018||David Nicholls|
|Sycamore||Acer pseudoplatanus||15/01/2018||David Nicholls|
|Silver Birch||Betula pendula||15/01/2018||David Nicholls|
|Small Copper||Lycaena phlaeas||29/09/2017||Roy Denney|
|Columbine agg.||Aquilegia||24/05/2017||David Nicholls|
|Perennial Rye-grass||Lolium perenne||24/05/2017||David Nicholls|
|Meadow Crane's-bill||Geranium pratense||24/05/2017||David Nicholls|
|Charlock||Sinapis arvensis||08/05/2017||David Nicholls|
|Bullfinch||Pyrrhula pyrrhula||08/05/2017||David Nicholls|