The Orchards LNR
Designated site name: The Orchards LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Type:  Biological
County: LEICESTERSHIRE Natural England Area Team: East Midlands (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 18/02/2004 Declaring Authority: Leicester City Council
Area (Ha): 6.62 Grid Reference: SK 567 061
Owned By:  Leicester City Council Managed By:  Groundwork and volunteers
Location: Groby road, Leicester, LE3 9BA
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)

The site is located off Groby Road, Leicester. Buses 26 to 29 run along Groby Road 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: The Reserve is on a former allotment site and has a rich mosaic of dry and wet grassland, pond, mature trees and scrub. It provides a haven for wildlife with its rich mix of plants. The pond is believed to be over 100 years old and is home to many frogs, toads and newts.

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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