Knighton Spinney LNR
Designated site name: Knighton Spinney LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Type:  Biological
County: LEICESTERSHIRE Natural England Area Team: East Midlands (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 17/09/2003 Declaring Authority: Leicester City Council
Area (Ha): 2.9 Grid Reference: SK 605 008
Owned By:  Leicester City Council Managed By:  Environ for Leicester City Council
Location: Palmerston Way, Leicester, LE2 3RJ
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)

Knighton Spinney Local Nature Reserve is located within Knighton Park, and is reached from the car park off Palmerston Way (part of the City’s outer ring-road).

Pedestrian access also from Brighton Avenue in Wigston Fields. The nearest bus stops are on Welford Road (services 48 and 49 from the city centre).

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: Knighton Spinney Local Nature Reserve comprises an oak and ash plantation of secondary woodland set within the larger Knighton Park. It is a valuable habitat for wildlife, full of woodland birds, wood anemones and other wild flowers. The species it attracts include Nuthatch, Treecreeper, several species of Tits and Greater Spotted Woodpecker. It has an attractive woodland flora, with spectacular carpets of wood anemones in spring.

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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