Barrowden Church Lane Road Verge

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Getting There

    Barrowden lies directly south of the A47. with main access roads being Morcott Road and Luffenham Road. Church Lane is in the southwest of the village, just off Main Street.

    Roadside parking is available in the village, but please be mindful of residents and signage.

    There is a bus stop close to the site.

    More information on bus services:

    • Road Verge
    • Local Wildlife Site
    Managed By
    Rutland County Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 4


    Designated a Local Wildlife Site in 2004, the site is a narrow grass verge that opens onto wider slopes and stretches of grassland comprising the village green. A stone-lined duck pond has been dug in part of it.

    Wildlife Highlights

    Notable species recorded at this site include Autumn Hawkbit, Rough Hawkbit, Bulbous Buttercup, Red Clover and Hoary Plantain.

    In addition, the rare Fiddle Dock has been recorded at this site (on the village green).

    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Salticus scenicus22/06/2019Peter Smith
    Wall-rueAsplenium ruta-muraria22/06/2019Peter Smith
    Maidenhair SpleenwortAsplenium trichomanes22/06/2019Peter Smith
    SwiftApus apus22/06/2019Peter Smith

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    BirdsSwiftApus apus22/06/2019
    Ferns & HorsetailsWall-rueAsplenium ruta-muraria22/06/2019
    Ferns & HorsetailsMaidenhair SpleenwortAsplenium trichomanes22/06/2019
    SpidersSalticus scenicus22/06/2019