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New Lount Nature Reserve

Lount BoardwalkNew Lount Nature Reserve is a 19.5-hectare mixed reserve of species-rich grassland, ponds, plantation woodland and scrub within The National Forest. The site, which was designated a statutory Local Nature Reserve in 1995, sits on the site of the former New Lount colliery.

Visitor Information

  • Melbourne Road, Newbold Coleorton, LE67 8JH. Pedestrian access can also be gained via the public footpath adjoining the NE corner of the site
  • Location Map        Map of New Lount Nature Reserve
  • Free car park, open daily from 9am - 4pm
  • Two picnic areas, plus benches located around the site
walks horse track Information area on site Parking picnic area conservation volunteer programme wheelchair access(to part of the site)

Wildlife at Lount

Lount Nature Reserve
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.

Conservation Volunteers

Volunteers at Lount
Coleorton and New Lount Volunteer Group was formed in 2010 as a partnership between Leicestershire County Council's Country Parks Service, the VIP (Volunteering, Internships & Placements) Scheme and local residents. The volunteers alternate their work sessions between Coleorton Wood and Lount.
For more information about this volunteer group, as well as the Country Parks Service's other volunteer groups, see our Volunteering Pages.

Contact Details

Tel: 0116 305 5000 (8.30am - 5pm Mon - Thu, 8.30am - 4.30pm Fri). Outside of these times, emergencies only please.
Email:    Emails are checked during the week. You will not receive a response to your email at weekends or Bank Holidays.

Page Last Updated: 31 October 2012