Ivanhoe Trail, Glenfield
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
Total species seen at this site: 148
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 .
It also gives access to the permissive path and cycleway (Roman Way) which goes to Groby and provides a route to the school which many Glenfield children attend
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|
|Great White Egret||Ardea alba||29/05/2020||Siobhan|
|Bullfinch||Pyrrhula pyrrhula||26/04/2020||David Nicholls|
|Nursery Web Spider||Pisaura mirabilis||10/03/2020||David Nicholls|
|Hairy Snail||Trochulus hispidus||06/02/2020||David Nicholls|
|Whirlpool Ramshorn||Anisus vortex||06/02/2020||David Nicholls|
|Jenkins' Spire Snail||Potamopyrgus antipodarum||06/02/2020||David Nicholls|
|Brown-lipped Snail||Cepaea nemoralis||06/02/2020||David Nicholls|
|Strawberry Snail||Trochulus striolatus||06/02/2020||David Nicholls|
|Bicoloured Bryum||Bryum dichotomum||06/02/2020||David Nicholls|
|Swollen-thighed Beetle||Oedemera nobilis||25/05/2019||David Nicholls|
|Corizus hyoscyami||25/05/2019||David Nicholls|
|Sloe Bug||Dolycoris baccarum||25/05/2019||David Nicholls|
|Bishop's Mitre Shieldbug||Aelia acuminata||25/05/2019||David Nicholls|
|14 Spot ladybird||Propylea quattuordecimpunctata||25/05/2019||David Nicholls|
|Scarlet Pimpernel||Lysimachia arvensis||25/05/2019||David Nicholls|