Ivanhoe Trail, Glenfield

    Map key:

    • Selected Wild Place = PINK
    • Other Wild Places = RED
    • Public Rights of Way = GREEN
    • VC55 boundary = BLUE
    Managed By
    Leicestershire County Council.
    Wild places

    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 .

    Wildlife Highlights

    Kingfishers patrol this stretch of the Brook.


    National Cycle Route (route 63).

    part of the Ivanhoe Way long distance footpath.

    Further Information



    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    BirdsLittle EgretEgretta garzetta08/05/2017
    BirdsBullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula08/05/2017
    BirdsSong ThrushTurdus philomelos15/01/2018
    ButterfliesSmall CopperLycaena phlaeas29/09/2017
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPerennial Rye-grassLolium perenne24/05/2017
    HoverfliesThe FootballerHelophilus pendulus17/05/2016
    SpidersNursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis10/03/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus15/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula15/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersButterfly-bushBuddleja davidii17/05/2016
    WildflowersColumbine agg.Aquilegia24/05/2017
    WildflowersMugwortArtemisia vulgaris17/05/2016
    WildflowersCommon Winter-cressBarbarea vulgaris17/05/2016
    WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare16/07/2018
    WildflowersMeadowsweetFilipendula ulmaria16/07/2018
    WildflowersMeadow Crane's-billGeranium pratense24/05/2017
    WildflowersHonestyLunaria annua03/05/2016
    WildflowersScarlet PimpernelLysimachia arvensis17/05/2016
    WildflowersOpium PoppyPapaver somniferum17/05/2016
    WildflowersRagged-RobinSilene flos-cuculi16/07/2018
    WildflowersCharlockSinapis arvensis08/05/2017
    WildflowersLesser TrefoilTrifolium dubium17/05/2016
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica16/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon VetchVicia sativa17/05/2016
    WildflowersField PansyViola arvensis17/05/2016