Empingham Estate Roadside Verge

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

    Getting There

    Empingham Estate drive lies between the A606/Empingham and the A1. From the A1, exit onto Grantham Lane, and turn right onto Empingham Lane. The drive is opposite the Loves Lane turning.

    From Empingham/the A606, drive northeast on Main Street until the post box, then turn left onto Loves Lane. Follow the lane until the crossroads, and the drive is opposite.

    It may be possible to park by the drive, but please be mindful of traffic and private land. Some roadside parking is available in Empingham, approximately a 20-minute walk away.

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

    https://bustimes.org/localities/empingham

    Managed By
    Rutland County Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 23

    Description

    Designated a Local Wildlife Site in 2011, Empingham Estate roadside verge is approximately 160 metres in length, both sides of the drive. The habitat is made up of calcareous and mixed grassland, and mown in September.

    Wildlife Highlights

    Recorded species include: Field Scabious, Small Scabious, Clustered Bellflower, Wild Basil, Salad Burnet, Hoary Plantain, Greater Knapweed, Common Bird’s-foot Trefoil, Cowslip, Red clover, Black Knapweed, and Ox-eye Daisy.

    Status
    • Road Verge
    • Local Wildlife Site
    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Bee FlyBombylius major20/03/2019Andy's Rutland
    Red Dead-nettleLamium purpureum20/03/2019Andy's Rutland
    Sweet VioletViola odorata20/03/2019Andy's Rutland
    Bladder CampionSilene vulgaris17/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Common KnapweedCentaurea nigra17/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Common Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum17/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    AgrimonyAgrimonia eupatoria17/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Field ScabiousKnautia arvensis17/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Greater KnapweedCentaurea scabiosa17/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Meadow Crane's-billGeranium pratense17/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Ground-elderAegopodium podagraria17/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Hedge BedstrawGalium album17/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Hedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica17/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Black HorehoundBallota nigra17/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Black HorehoundBallota nigra17/06/2018Andy's Rutland