Donisthorpe Woodland Park

    Map key:

    • Selected Wild Place = PINK
    • Other Wild Places = RED
    • Public Rights of Way = GREEN
    • VC55 boundary = BLUE
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 299

    Description

    The woodland park is managed by Leicestershire County Council on the site of the former Donisthorpe Colliery that closed in 1990. The site has been planted with oak/ash woodland, poplars and Corsican pine. Stone surfaced paths take you around the site and link with the towpath of the restored section of the Ashby Canal that leads to the Moira Furnace.


    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    SpidersArctosa perita13/09/1966
    BirdsMarsh TitPoecile palustris2005
    BirdsBarn OwlTyto alba2005
    BirdsLesser RedpollCarduelis cabaret10/03/2006
    MammalsRabbitOryctolagus cuniculus02/04/2006
    BirdsGreenfinchCarduelis chloris23/04/2006
    BirdsWillow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus23/04/2006
    BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis21/05/2006
    BirdsSpotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata27/05/2006
    MammalsCommon PipistrellePipistrellus pipistrellus28/06/2006
    BirdsGrasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia18/07/2006
    BirdsJack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus03/02/2007
    BirdsFieldfareTurdus pilaris12/02/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesField Wood-rushLuzula campestris23/04/2007
    Mosses & LiverwortsJuniper HaircapPolytrichum juniperinum23/04/2007
    Mosses & LiverwortsSpringy Turf-mossRhytidiadelphus squarrosus23/04/2007
    WildflowersCommon Mouse-earCerastium fontanum23/04/2007
    WildflowersSticky Mouse-earCerastium glomeratum23/04/2007
    WildflowersPignutConopodium majus23/04/2007
    WildflowersHeath BedstrawGalium saxatile23/04/2007
    WildflowersCommon Cat's-earHypochaeris radicata23/04/2007
    WildflowersOxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare23/04/2007
    WildflowersBlinksMontia fontana23/04/2007
    WildflowersMouse-ear-hawkweedPilosella officinarum23/04/2007
    WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata23/04/2007
    WildflowersMeadow ButtercupRanunculus acris23/04/2007
    WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa23/04/2007
    WildflowersProcumbent PearlwortSagina procumbens23/04/2007
    WildflowersLesser StitchwortStellaria graminea23/04/2007
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys23/04/2007