Empingham Grantham Lane South Road Verge
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
Grantham Lane passes between Empingham village/the A606 and the A1. The verge begins at the Empingham Lane crossroads and continues almost all of the way to the village.
Some roadside parking is available in Empingham village, which is approximately a 5-10 minute walk to the southern end of the verge. Please be mindful of residents and traffic however.
Bus information for Empingham can be found here:
Total species seen at this site: 22
Designated a Local Wildlife Site in 2006, the Grantham Lane South verge is 1160 metres in length and contains mainly calcareous grassland. The site is the northwestern side of the road only, and varies between 2 and 4 metres in width, between the tarmac and the hedge. The southern end (300 metres) is reportedly excellent and diverse, while the remainder is less diverse and more disturbed in places but still a good quality grassland habitat.
Recorded species include: Purging Flax, Greater Knapweed, Field Scabious, Rest-harrow, Marjoram, Burnet Saxifrage, Hoary Plantain, and Salad Burnet.
- Road Verge
- Local Wildlife Site
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Spindle Ermine||Yponomeuta cagnagella||25/05/2019||Andy's Rutland|
|Six-Spot Burnet||Zygaena filipendulae||01/07/2018||Andy's Rutland|
|Yarrow||Achillea millefolium||01/07/2018||Andy's Rutland|
|Agrimony||Agrimonia eupatoria||01/07/2018||Andy's Rutland|
|Black Horehound||Ballota nigra||01/07/2018||Andy's Rutland|
|Bladder Campion||Silene vulgaris||01/07/2018||Andy's Rutland|
|Brimstone||Gonepteryx rhamni||01/07/2018||Andy's Rutland|
|Common Restharrow||Ononis repens||01/07/2018||Andy's Rutland|
|Field Scabious||Knautia arvensis||01/07/2018||Andy's Rutland|
|Gatekeeper||Pyronia tithonus||01/07/2018||Andy's Rutland|
|Greater Knapweed||Centaurea scabiosa||01/07/2018||Andy's Rutland|
|Meadow Crane's-bill||Geranium pratense||01/07/2018||Andy's Rutland|
|Green-veined White||Pieris napi||01/07/2018||Andy's Rutland|
|Marbled White||Melanargia galathea||01/07/2018||Andy's Rutland|
|Meadow Brown||Maniola jurtina||01/07/2018||Andy's Rutland|