Empingham Ketton Road Verge

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

    Getting There

    The site is located to the south of Empingham village and the A606 (Stamford Road). The most direct route is to exit the A606 onto Normanton Park Road, then take the first left at the crossroads. The site begins on the left after the small right turning.

    It may be possible to park by the verge, but please be mindful of traffic and private land. Alternatively, roadside parking can be found in Empingham, which is a 10/15-minute walk away.

    There are a number of bus stops in Empingham village. More information can be found here:

    https://bustimes.org/localities/empingham

    Managed By
    Rutland County Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 1

    Description

    The verge on the east side of Ketton Road was designated a Local Wildlife Site in 2006, and is 520 metres in length. The main habitat is mesotrophic and calcareous grassland.

    Wildlife Highlights

    Recorded species include: Glaucous Sedge, Black Knapweed, Meadow Vetchling, Rough Hawkbit, Birdsfoot-trefoil, Cowslip, Meadow Buttercup, Bulbous Buttercup, Agrimony, Greater Knapweed, Field Scabious, Rest-harrow, Burnet Saxifrage, Hoary Plantain and Salad Burnet.

    Other notable plant species include Ploughman's Spikenard.

    Status
    • Road Verge
    • Local Wildlife Site
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    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Horse-radishArmoracia rusticana07/09/2016martindgrimes