Aylestone Meadows LNR
Designated site name: Aylestone Meadows LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Type:   
County: LEICESTERSHIRE Natural England Area Team: East Midlands (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 02/04/2003 Declaring Authority: Leicester City Council
Area (Ha): 80.26 Grid Reference: SK 572 016
Owned By:  Leicester City Council Managed By:  Leicester City Council
Location: Braunstone Lane East, Leicester, LE2 8LG
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Aylestone Mill is accessed from the Aylestone Road opposite Grace Road, alongside a car tyre garage unit with another at Canal Street to the rear of Granby Primary School of the Aylestone Road. A further car park is on the Braunstone Lane East for easy access to the play area and sports playing field. Aylestone Road Buses: 73, 84, 84a, 85, and 87, with access points from Grace Road stop onwards, including Middleton Street and Gilmorton Avenue.   Narborough Road Buses: 50,50a and 140 with the best access point being Evesham Road.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: The reserve is the largest area of open space in Leicester. During the summer months a herd of traditional Leicestershire rare breed Long Horn Cattle can be found grazing the species of rich grass fields south of Braunstone Lane East near the Pack Horse bridge. There have also been Otters spotted in the water, as well as Kingfishers.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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