Jubilee Walk, Leire
It is quite a rich area for flora imcluding Dusky crane's-bill which is uncommon in VC55, Common Mullein, Common Twayblade and Cowslip. It also supports a rich fauna, including a variety beetles, hoverflies, dragonflies, butterflies and moths.
Total species seen at this site: 482
The Jubilee Walk is a beautiful and serene walk along an old railway cutting at Leire which runs towards the golf course near Ullesthorpe. Work by the Leire Council and volunteers ensure that this is kept clear for walkers. It should be noted that access from the parking area is on a short slope but steps have been provided. The cutting can be a real sun trap in warmer months, but may be quite damp and require boots or wellingtons in early spring before the ground dries out. in 2010 more work was done to make pathways through the damper areas easier for walkers.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Slender Speedwell||Veronica filiformis||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
|Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage||Chrysosplenium oppositifolium||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
|Bee Fly||Bombylius major||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
|Birch Shieldbug||Elasmostethus interstinctus||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
|Phaonia subventa||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
|Nemastoma bimaculatum||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
|The Footballer||Helophilus pendulus||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
|Slippery Snail||Cochlicopa lubrica||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
|Discus Snail||Discus rotundatus||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
|Cowslip||Primula veris||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
|Marsh-marigold||Caltha palustris||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
|Hart's-tongue Thyme-moss||Plagiomnium undulatum||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
|Common Feather-moss||Kindbergia praelonga||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
|Orchesella cincta||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
|Orchesella villosa||10/04/2019||Graham Calow|
There is parking available at the access point just outside of the main village of Leire on the Leire road to Frowlesworth.