Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
There is access to the site from the Ivanhoe Way footpath.
Site of special Scientific Interest
Total species seen at this site: 87
This is a 6 hectare site to the east of Whitwick. It is one of the best examples of neutral grassland and has been designated as a SSSI (see below).
The grassland is poorly drained and is dominated by tufted hair-grass Deschampsia caespitosa, Yorkshire fog Holcus lanatus, red fescue Festuca rubra and great burnet Sanguisorba officinalis. Additionally, flora typical of relatively basepoor clay soils, such as pignut Conopodium majus, betony Betonica officinalis, heath bedstraw Galium saxatile, tormentil Potentilla erecta, devil's-bit scabious Succisa pratensis, and mat grass Nardus stricta, are present. The grassland also includes typical meadow species as saw-wort Serratula tinctoria, meadow thistle Cirsium dissectum, knapweed Centaurea nigra and lady's smock Cardamine pratensis.
The records and images below may include those from adjacent sites if the grid reference submitted with these records overlaps the boundary of this Wild Place.