Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish in Leicestershire includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town
and Farm Town as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount

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New Lount Nature Reserve

New Lount Nature Reserve is an extensive area (48 acres) of woodland and lakes on site of New Lount Colliery which closed in 1968. Open dawn to dusk daily and free admission. Access from Melbourne Road, on the left just past Newbold on the way to Lount. Car parking and picnic tables available. Dogs must be kept on lead.

The Coleorton and New Lount Volunteer Group are busy at this site preserving the area for both humans and wild life - see photos below.

New Lount Mining Heritage Trail

The New Lount Heritage Trail was launched on Saturday 13th May 2017

There was a good crowd at new Lount Nature Reserve to celebrate the launch of the Heritage Trail - all ages and plenty of well-behaved dogs. HermitageFM were there to provide music. Tea, coffee and delicious home-made cakes and biscuits were provided. John MacDonald, Coleorton Heritage Warden, explained the history of the site and how the Trail project was conceived and made a reality. He thanked the many groups, organisations and individuals who helped financially, providing time, expertise and hard graft. The Trail was officially opened by Charlie Beresford who worked in the New Lount mine from the age of 17 till the mine closed in 1968.

Launch of New lount Heritage Trail

Newbold Heritage Group has created an Industrial Heritage Trail at New Lount Nature Reserve. The project involved assistance from the Coleorton and New Lount Volunteer Group. Funding for the project has been received from Biffa Awards, the Parish Council, LCC and NWLDC.
More about the New Lount Colliery Heritage Trail >>

Pond at New Lount Nature Reserve

New Lount Rock Sign

New Lount Commemoration Rock

New Lount Nature Reserve

Broad-bodied chaser dragonflies and delicate blue damsel flies can be seen here during the summer.

New Lount Nature Reserve - newly painted gates

Newly painted gate at the entrance to New Lount

Wild flowers at New Lount

A variety of wild flowers in blossom New Lount

clearing the pond clearing at New Lount

The Coleorton and New Lount Volunteer Group clearing the pond clearing at New Lount

Boardwalk at New Lount

The Coleorton and New Lount Volunteer Group constructed this boardwalk and built various footpaths so visitors can enjoy the beauty, peace and wildlife at New Lount


More about Lount Nature reserve on the National Forest website >>


Coleorton and New Lount Volunteer Group are looking for more recruits to help with various conservation projects at New Lount & Coleorton Wood. Find out more >>

There is more info about New Lount on the Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group updates page inc bats

Study of Funghi at New Lount

Dog Walkers


Please make sure you clean up your dog’s mess and take it home to dispose of - as you would if walking on the street. It doesn’t degrade quickly and is unpleasant and unhealthy for other walkers and volunteer workers to encounter.

Planting Heather

Planting wild heather at New Lount

Children from Newbold Primary School planted wild heather at New Lount in March 2013. Read more about the heather planting and see photos >>