Beacon Hill Country Park

    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: 479


    At 248m, the summit of Beacon Hill Country Park is the 2nd highest in Leicestershire and boasts panoramic views across the county and beyond. The park covers 135 hectares and includes woodland, heathland, grassland, and wildflower meadows.


    Country Park (Leicestershire County Council)

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusKlebsormidium crenulatum22/02/2017
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusTrentepohlia sp.14/03/2019
    AmphibiansPalmate NewtLissotriton helveticus15/06/2013
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria28/02/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsArtichoke Gall WaspAndricus foecundatrix16/02/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari25/12/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCola-nut GallAndricus lignicola25/12/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis04/09/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Apple Gall WaspBiorhiza pallida04/05/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum04/05/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius23/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum04/10/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris23/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsFormica lemani01/01/1981
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis25/08/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum16/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHornetVespa crabro10/10/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon WaspVespula vulgaris04/10/2016
    BeetlesCantharis decipiens14/06/2013
    BeetlesCantharis nigricans14/06/2013
    BeetlesCantharis pellucida14/06/2013
    BeetlesCantharis rufa14/06/2013
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata16/08/2018
    BeetlesFalse LadybirdEndomychus coccineus04/05/2017
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis15/04/2017
    BeetlesLeistus spinibarbis14/06/2013
    BeetlesCommon CockchaferMelolontha melolontha14/06/2013
    BeetlesNebria brevicollis14/06/2013
    BeetlesPodabrus alpinus14/06/2013
    BeetlesTwo-banded Longhorn BeetleRhagium bifasciatum04/05/2017