Carlby/Essendine Roadside Verge

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

    Getting There

    The site is located to the north of Essendine, to the west of the railway line. Access can be gained from continuing along Pickworth Road from Essendine village, or from taking the turning to Carlby from the B1176, and taking the first right. The A1, Stamford Road and the A15 are all 2-3 miles away.

    Managed By
    Rutland County Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 7


    Designated a Local Wildlife Site in 2011, the site includes the verges on both sides of the road (688 metres in length on the east/south side, and 668 metres on the west/north side). The main habitats are calcareous grassland and mixed grassland. The verge is approximately 1 metre wide (E/S) and 1.5 metres wide (W/N).

    Wildlife Highlights

    Recorded species include: Pyramidal Orchid, Kidney Vetch, Greater Knapweed, Restharrow, Knapweed Broomrape, Burnet-saxifrage, Hoary Plantain, Salad Burnet, Small Scabious, Lady’s Bedstraw, Common Bird’s-foot Trefoil, and Bulbous Buttercup.

    • Road Verge
    • Local Wildlife Site
    Latest images
    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Golden PigmyStigmella aurella30/10/2015Adrian Russell
    Nut-tree PigmyStigmella microtheriella30/10/2015Adrian Russell
    Bordered CarlCoptotriche marginea30/10/2015Adrian Russell
    Hawthorn SlenderParornix anglicella30/10/2015Adrian Russell
    Hawthorn MidgetPhyllonorycter corylifoliella30/10/2015Adrian Russell
    Scrubland PigmyStigmella plagicolella30/10/2015Adrian Russell
    Sloe MidgetPhyllonorycter spinicolella30/10/2015Adrian Russell