New Lount LNR
Designated site name: New Lount LNR   View map
LNR Type: Rural Type:  
County: LEICESTERSHIRE Natural England Area Team: East Midlands (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 28/03/2002 Declaring Authority: Leicestershire County Council
Area (Ha): 21.26 Grid Reference: SK 397 184
Owned By:  Leicestershire County Council Managed By:  Leicestershire Couunty Council with support from Lount and Coleorton Volunteer Group
Location: Melbourne Road, Newbold Coleorton, LE67 8JH.
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)

Melbourne Road, Newbold Coleorton, LE67 8JH. Approximately 6 miles north of Coalville.

Pedestrian access can also be gained via the public footpath adjoining the NE corner of the site

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: Birds such as green woodpeckers, chiffchaffs, black caps, willow warblers, treecreepers, goldcrests, willow and marsh tits can be seen regularly within the nature reserve. Tawny owls and sparrowhawks have been known to nest and breed here.

Dragonflies and damselflies are prevalent around the ponds during the summer and early autumn months. Brown and southern hawkers, plus common blue and azure damselflies have all been recorded at the site.

The four ponds support much life including various insects; the presence of which encourages bats, such as common and soprano pipstrelles, to feed here.

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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