Group Walk – Knighton Park and the Saffron Brook
Saturday 25 June at 10.30am
Starting at Knighton Park car park, off Palmerstone Way.
Up to 2 hours minutes, steady pace.
A steady walk of around up to 2 miles with information stops along the way. The terrain is mostly flat on surfaced paths.
Information about the pace of our walks, what to wear/bring, the weather and much more can be found on our City Council Group Walks page
Join us for a summer stroll through Knighton Park and through residential streets to the site of the Saffron Brook in Old Knighton. Along the way, we’ll pause to hear about the the Saffron Brook restoration and wildlife project and a little about river ecology and natural flood management. We’ll also mention some heritage interest in this area. We’ll pass Knighton Green before returning to the park. This walk is free to attend but numbers are limited.
This walk is free to attend, but numbers are limited. For full details about this walk, click ‘Book your space’ below to visit Eventbrite or book by phone during office hours.
Saving the Saffron Brook project
Leicester City Council is partnering with the Trent Rivers Trust and a number of local organisations to deliver an exciting nature conservation project in Knighton, Saffron Lane and Oadby. The scheme focuses on key sites along the Saffron Brook / Wash Brook watercourse, an important nature corridor linking urban habitats with the county and beyond. We will create habitat for otters, bats, & kingfishers, plant trees and meadow grassland and dig new ponds.
As well as improving habitats for wildlife we will be offering a range of opportunities for people to connect with nature. Whether through guided nature walks, active volunteer days, wildlife I.D. sessions or family play, we hope there will be something for everyone to enjoy. We want to make nature accessible to all and ignite people’s interest in the wildlife on their doorstep.
The Saving the Saffron Brook project is funded by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund.
Walk enquiries: 0116 373 7589 (Monday – Friday, office hours).
Please note our phone line is not staffed at weekends or bank holidays.