“Permitted exercise” walk – by Jane Hibbert

Fludes Lane Oadby stretches from the A6 just below the Oadby Owl and follows the Washbrook to Severn Road and into the wood behind Windrush Drive and continues on to Great Glen. On leaving the wood the old footpath used to continue across fields also towards Great Glen but sadly some of these fields were swallowed up by the Grange housing estate.

The builders, as part of their planning consent, had to provide a wildflower meadow (which was lovely for the first year or two, but is now non existent), plant a specific number of native trees and a wildlife corridor of which the pond is part.

The footpath to Great Glen is still available to walk through fields I believe although I haven’t walked it for several years as I no longer have a dog (no excuse really).



Flora & fauna seen along the way – can you name them all? Post a comment if you can identify some or all.