Jubilee Walk, Leire

    Wildlife Highlights

    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.

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 465


    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.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita23/03/2019Craig Mabbett
    Tawny OwlStrix aluco30/12/2018Craig Mabbett
    Agromyza nana11/10/2018Graham Calow
    Alder SpittlebugAphrophora alni11/10/2018Graham Calow
    Jaapiella veronicae11/10/2018Graham Calow
    Metallus lanceolatus11/10/2018Graham Calow
    Buckthorn PigmyStigmella catharticella11/10/2018Graham Calow
    Amauromyza morionella11/10/2018Graham Calow
    Evacanthus interruptus30/08/2018Graham Calow
    Hawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale30/08/2018Graham Calow
    Hawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale30/08/2018Graham Calow
    Phytomyza angelicae30/08/2018Graham Calow
    Leaf minePhytomyza lappae30/08/2018Graham Calow
    Phytomyza minuscula30/08/2018Graham Calow
    Tachina fera30/08/2018Graham Calow
    Getting There

    There is parking available at the access point just outside of the main village of Leire on the Leire road to Frowlesworth.

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo23/04/2010
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria14/03/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera07/05/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris29/03/2011
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmooth Pea Gall WaspDiplolepis eglanteriae/nervosa12/10/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa12/10/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae24/08/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIchneumon suspiciosus26/04/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsYellow Meadow AntLasius flavus23/04/2010
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum01/11/2014
    BeetlesAgonum emarginatum29/03/2011
    BeetlesAmara familiaris29/03/2011
    BeetlesAmara similata29/03/2011
    BeetlesAphodius contaminatus27/09/2013
    BeetlesPill BeetleByrrhus pilula13/05/2014
    BeetlesByturus ochraceus13/05/2014
    BeetlesCantharis decipiens10/06/2017
    BeetlesCantharis nigricans13/05/2014
    BeetlesThistle Tortoise BeetleCassida rubiginosa17/05/2010
    BeetlesChrysolina polita17/05/2010
    BeetlesFigwort WeevilCionus scrophulariae17/05/2010
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata29/03/2011
    BeetlesDenticollis linearis13/06/2012
    BeetlesGastrophysa polygoni13/05/2014
    BeetlesGreen Dock BeetleGastrophysa viridula26/06/2012
    BeetlesGrammoptera ruficornis10/06/2017
    BeetlesAdonis' LadybirdHippodamia variegata02/08/2011
    BeetlesLeistus rufomarginatus29/03/2011
    BeetlesMeligethes atratus05/06/2014
    BeetlesMordellochroa abdominalis25/06/2012