- Rothley Brook
The Rothley Brook is a minor waterway in
Leicestershire, England. It first becomes noticeable after Thornton Reservoir, near the village of Thornton in the National Forest. It then flows through Desfordand Ratbybefore being joined by a tributary from Kirby Muxloejust before Glenfield.
After Glenfield, it meanders around Anstey,
Cropstonand Thurcastonbefore finally reaching Rothley where it joins the River Soar.
It was previously known as "Heathe Brook". [ [http://www.le.ac.uk/lahs/downloads/03_7799_vol77_Courtney.pdf 03_7799 _vol77_Courtney ] ]
Castle Hill Park
The Rothley Brook is one of the defining features of the large Castle Hill Country Park in
Ansteyand runs parallel to Cropston Road and the A47 as well as passing underneath Anstey Lane, Thurcaston.The parts of the brook which flow in Castle Hill Park are a hotspot for nature, in particular birds including Kingfishers.
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