Ivanhoe Trail, Glenfield

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Managed By
    Leicestershire County Council.
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 148

    Description

    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

    Wildlife Highlights

    Kingfishers patrol this stretch of the Brook.

    Status

    National Cycle Route (route 63).

    part of the Ivanhoe Way long distance footpath.

    Further Information

     

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    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    WildflowersColumbine agg.Aquilegia17/05/2016
    WildflowersLesser BurdockArctium minus06/07/2018
    WildflowersMugwortArtemisia vulgaris06/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon Winter-cressBarbarea vulgaris17/05/2016
    WildflowersDaisyBellis perennis13/07/2018
    WildflowersWater-starwort agg.Callitriche agg.09/07/2011
    WildflowersHedge BindweedCalystegia sepium13/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra06/07/2018
    WildflowersRosebay WillowherbChamerion angustifolium15/07/2018
    WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense06/07/2018
    WildflowersMarsh ThistleCirsium palustre09/08/2018
    WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare06/07/2018
    WildflowersField BindweedConvolvulus arvensis15/07/2018
    WildflowersWild TeaselDipsacus fullonum06/07/2018
    WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum06/07/2018
    WildflowersHoary WillowherbEpilobium parviflorum06/07/2018
    WildflowersMeadowsweetFilipendula ulmaria09/07/2011
    WildflowersBifid Hemp-nettleGaleopsis bifida09/08/2018
    WildflowersCleaversGalium aparine06/07/2018
    WildflowersCut-leaved Crane's-billGeranium dissectum25/05/2019
    WildflowersMeadow Crane's-billGeranium pratense24/05/2017
    WildflowersBristly OxtongueHelminthotheca echioides06/07/2018
    WildflowersFool's Water-cressHelosciadium nodiflorum06/07/2018
    WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium06/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon RagwortJacobaea vulgaris06/07/2018
    WildflowersPrickly LettuceLactuca serriola25/05/2019
    WildflowersGreat LettuceLactuca virosa25/05/2019
    WildflowersOxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare06/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon Bird's-foot-trefoilLotus corniculatus09/07/2011
    WildflowersHonestyLunaria annua03/05/2016
    WildflowersGypsywortLycopus europaeus06/07/2018
    WildflowersScarlet PimpernelLysimachia arvensis17/05/2016
    WildflowersPurple-loosestrifeLythrum salicaria13/07/2018
    WildflowersBlack MedickMedicago lupulina25/05/2019
    WildflowersRibbed MelilotMelilotus officinalis09/07/2011
    WildflowersField Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis06/07/2018
    WildflowersWater Forget-me-notMyosotis scorpioides09/07/2011
    WildflowersOpium PoppyPapaver somniferum17/05/2016
    WildflowersGreater Burnet-saxifragePimpinella major09/07/2011
    WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata06/07/2018
    WildflowersCreeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans09/07/2011
    WildflowersSelfhealPrunella vulgaris06/07/2018
    WildflowersMeadow ButtercupRanunculus acris06/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon Water-crowfootRanunculus aquatilis09/07/2011
    WildflowersCreeping ButtercupRanunculus repens06/07/2018
    WildflowersJapanese KnotweedReynoutria japonica06/07/2018
    WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius06/07/2018
    WildflowersGreat BurnetSanguisorba officinalis06/07/2018
    WildflowersAutumn HawkbitScorzoneroides autumnalis06/07/2018
    WildflowersMaltese-crossSilene chalcedonica14/06/2017
    WildflowersRagged-RobinSilene flos-cuculi16/07/2018
    WildflowersCharlockSinapis arvensis08/05/2017
    WildflowersBittersweetSolanum dulcamara06/07/2018
    WildflowersPrickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper06/07/2018
    WildflowersHedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica09/08/2018
    WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.13/07/2018
    WildflowersUpright Hedge-parsleyTorilis japonica06/07/2018
    WildflowersLesser TrefoilTrifolium dubium17/05/2016
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica06/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon ValerianValeriana officinalis09/07/2011
    WildflowersBrooklimeVeronica beccabunga09/07/2011
    WildflowersPink Water-SpeedwellVeronica catenata09/07/2011
    WildflowersThyme-leaved SpeedwellVeronica serpyllifolia25/05/2019
    WildflowersTufted VetchVicia cracca09/07/2011
    WildflowersCommon VetchVicia sativa17/05/2016
    WildflowersField PansyViola arvensis17/05/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre06/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus15/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlderAlnus glutinosa06/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula15/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersButterfly-bushBuddleja davidii17/05/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna06/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior06/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAspenPopulus tremula06/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa15/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.06/07/2018
    SpidersNursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis06/07/2018
    Slugs & SnailsWhirlpool RamshornAnisus vortex06/02/2020
    Slugs & SnailsBrown-lipped SnailCepaea nemoralis06/02/2020
    Slugs & SnailsKentish Garden SnailMonacha cantiana25/05/2019
    Slugs & SnailsJenkins' Spire SnailPotamopyrgus antipodarum06/02/2020
    Slugs & SnailsWandering Pond SnailRadix balthica09/08/2018
    Slugs & SnailsAmber SnailSuccinea putris25/05/2019
    Slugs & SnailsHairy SnailTrochulus hispidus06/02/2020
    Slugs & SnailsStrawberry SnailTrochulus striolatus06/02/2020
    MothsWakely's DowdBlastobasis lacticolella06/07/2018
    MothsCinnabarTyria jacobaeae06/07/2018
    MothsPale Straw PearlUdea lutealis09/07/2011
    Mosses & LiverwortsBicoloured BryumBryum dichotomum06/02/2020
    MayfliesLarge Dark Olive MayflyBaetis rhodani26/04/2015
    MammalsRabbitOryctolagus cuniculus13/07/2018
    Lacewings & ScorpionfliesAlder FlySialis lutaria25/05/2019
    HoverfliesThe FootballerHelophilus pendulus17/05/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesMarsh FoxtailAlopecurus geniculatus25/05/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesWild-oatAvena fatua09/08/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHairy-bromeBromopsis ramosa06/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata06/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon CouchElymus repens06/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesYorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus06/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSoft-rushJuncus effusus06/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHard RushJuncus inflexus06/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesItalian Rye-grassLolium multiflorum06/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPerennial Rye-grassLolium perenne24/05/2017
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesReed Canary-grassPhalaris arundinacea06/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesTimothyPhleum pratense06/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesRough Meadow-grassPoa trivialis06/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBulrushTypha latifolia06/07/2018
    FliesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria25/05/2019
    FishThree-spined SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatus09/08/2018
    Ferns & HorsetailsMarsh HorsetailEquisetum palustre06/07/2018
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBrown HawkerAeshna grandis06/07/2018
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBanded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens26/04/2015
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerum04/07/2018
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae06/07/2018
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus09/07/2011
    ButterfliesHolly BlueCelastrina argiolus06/07/2018
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina06/07/2018
    ButterfliesLarge WhitePieris brassicae06/07/2018
    ButterfliesGreen-veined WhitePieris napi06/07/2018
    ButterfliesCommaPolygonia c-album06/07/2018
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata25/05/2019
    BugsCommon Flower BugAnthocoris nemorum06/07/2018
    BugsRed-and-black FroghopperCercopis vulnerata25/05/2019
    BugsCorizus hyoscyami25/05/2019
    BugsSloe BugDolycoris baccarum25/05/2019
    BugsBrassica ShieldbugEurydema oleracea25/05/2019
    BugsLiocoris tripustulatus09/07/2011
    BugsSaldula agg.24/07/2018
    BugsSpear Thistle LacebugTingis cardui25/05/2019
    BugsBlue ShieldbugZicrona caerulea06/07/2018
    BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos03/07/2018
    BirdsGreat White EgretArdea alba29/05/2020
    BirdsLittle EgretEgretta garzetta13/02/2014
    BirdsGrey WagtailMotacilla cinerea01/01/2018
    BirdsBullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula08/05/2017
    BirdsWrenTroglodytes troglodytes01/01/2018
    BirdsSong ThrushTurdus philomelos01/02/2017
    BeetlesAthous haemorrhoidalis25/05/2019
    BeetlesSwollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis25/05/2019
    Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata25/05/2019
    BeetlesViburnum BeetlePyrrhalta viburni25/05/2019
    BeetlesCommon Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva06/07/2018
    BeetlesRhinocyllus conicus25/05/2019
    Beetles16 Spot LadybirdTytthaspis sedecimpunctata25/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera09/07/2011
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius06/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum06/07/2018
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria09/08/2018