Lount Nature Reserve – Hidden Gem in Leicestershire
We found this lovely gem tucked away in the Leicestershire countryside, near to Calke Abbey. It is a 19.5 hectare site, consisting of pools, woodlands and grassland. It is situated on the site of the former Lount Colliery, which was the shortest-lived colliery in the area, only operating from 1924-1968.
There is a circular route around the Nature Reserve, which is well signposted. This encompasses the four wetland pools. We spent a good couple of hours wandering around and I am sure we only saw a small fraction of the Nature Reserve. There is a huge variety of wildlife and plants here.
It is quiet, with few people, which was bliss!
I had another of my photography lessons and Greg said I did very well.
We came to walk on a wet Friday afternoon, so the biggest challenge was the glorious mud! This is definitely a place to visit in drier weather, when the paths are drier.
There are no tea rooms on site or close by so it is worth taking a flask of tea, especially if you are going to spend any period of time here.
Amanda and Greg