Bisbrooke Road Verge

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

    Getting There

    The verge is located on Main Street, to the south of the village of Bisbrooke, which is by the A47.

    From Bisbrooke village, take Main Street heading south and continue over Seaton Road. The verge is on the left side.

    It may be possible to park on the verge on Main Street, but please be mindful of traffic. Alternatively, some roadside parking is available in the village.

    The nearest bus stops are in nearby Uppingham. More information can be found here:

    https://bustimes.org/localities/uppingham 

    Managed By
    Rutland County Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 1

    Description

    Designated a Local Wildlife Site in 2005, the verge has a length of 222 metres (2.5 metres wide), and the main habitat is mesotrophic grassland. There is a shallow ditch present and an adjacent hedgerow. The area is mostly dominated by coarse grasses and herbs, and is usually cut in April. In 2009, the general condition was judged to be poor/declining, with fewer indicator species than the original assessment.

    Wildlife Highlights

    Recorded species include: Agrimony, Cowslip, Black Knapweed, Blackthorn, Reflexed Saltmarsh-Grass, Meadow Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup, Hedge Woundwort, Black Bryony, Lesser Trefoil, Red Clover, White Clover, Yellow Oat-grass, Common Nettle, Germander Speedwell, and Common Vetch with some patches of Cow Parsley and Hogweed.

    Status
    • Road Verge
    • Local Wildlife Site
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    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    BuzzardButeo buteo02/11/2016Rod Baker