Reedbed -Watermead Country Park (North) LNR
Designated site name: Reedbed -Watermead Country Park (North) LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  
County: LEICESTERSHIRE Natural England Area Team: East Midlands (LNR)
Other overlapping designations:
Date of Declaration: 01/01/2006 Declaring Authority: Leicestershire County Council
Area (Ha): 14.34 Grid Reference: SK 604 111
Owned By:  Leicestershire County Council Managed By:  Leicestershire County Council
Location: off Wanlip Road, near Syston, Leicestershire, LE7 1PD
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)

Reedbed Local Nature Reserve is situated near the main entrance of Watermead Country Park North (on the right as you enter the Country Park).

The main entrance is just off the A46 off the Wanlip 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: In the River Soar floodplain. Two former gravel pit lakes, Norfolk reedbed, wet woodland, sedgebeds - all local Biodiversity Action Plan habitats.

Overwintering birds include bittern and lesser spotted woodpecker. Breeding birds include reed warblers, sand martin, song thrush and waterail. Other breeding animals include harvest mouse, water shrew and grass snake and otters visit the site. All local Biodiversity Action Plan species.

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.

    The information in this database is continuously being updated for all 1600 LNRs in England. Please notify us if you are aware of any discrepancies on these pages by contacting our Enquiry Service with the details.


    Flowers in reedbed