Group Walk: Wildlife spotting at Saffron Acres and Washbrook Nature Area

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Saffron Acres car park

Group Walk – Wildlife Spotting at Saffron Acres and Washbrook Nature Area

Friday 6 May at 1pm

Up to 2 hours minutes, steady pace.

Meeting at the Saffron Acres car park on Heathcott Road, LE2 6LS

A short walk of around 1.5 miles with information stops along the way. The terrain is mostly flat with some uneven and soft 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 springtime stroll through Saffron Acres and Washbrook Nature Area, guided by a wildlife expert. Spot local wildlife and learn about a new conservation project in Leicester along sections of the Saffron Brook. This walk is free to attend but numbers are limited. Adults – please book your places. Booking is not required for children (under 16) but they must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Saving the Saffron Brook – river restoration scheme (



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