Exton Roadside Verge

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

    Getting There

    The verge begins just south of Exton village, from the Exton Road/Oakham Road crossroads, and runs until the Loves Lane crossroads.

    Exton Road is easily accessible from the A1 (via Grantham Lane) and the A606 directly.

    It may be possible to park by the verge, but please be mindful of traffic and private land. Alternatively, some roadside parking is available in Exton village.

    Bus information can be found here: https://bustimes.org/localities/exton-oakham

    Managed By
    Rutland County Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 78

    Description

    Designated a Local Wildlife Site in 2003, Exton roadside verge includes both sides of Exton Road, and both verges are 3.6 kilometers in length. The main habitats are mesotrophic grassland, calcareous grassland and mixed grassland.

    Wildlife Highlights

    Recorded species include: Agrimony, Black Knapweed, Burnet Saxifrage, Common Restharrow, Field Scabious, Hairy Sedge, Ox-eye Daisy, Lady’s Bedstraw, Meadowsweet, Meadow Buttercup, Meadow Vetchling, Rough Hawkbit,
    Clustered Bellflower, Greater Knapweed, Wild Thyme, Knapweed Broomrape, Marjoram, Salad Burnet, Small Scabious, Cuckooflower and Hairy Sedge.

    Status
    • Road Verge
    • Local Wildlife Site
    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Podosphaera fusca20/09/2019roy lemmon
    Uromyces geranii20/09/2019roy lemmon
    Puccinia calcitrapae20/09/2019roy lemmon
    Bedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae20/09/2019roy lemmon
    Sawadaea bicornis20/09/2019roy lemmon
    Sputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa20/09/2019roy lemmon
    Traveller's-joyClematis vitalba20/09/2019roy lemmon
    MugwortArtemisia vulgaris20/09/2019roy lemmon
    Psyllopsis fraxini agg.20/09/2019roy lemmon
    IvyHedera helix20/09/2019roy lemmon
    Golovinomyces depressus20/09/2019roy lemmon
    Jaapiella veronicae20/09/2019roy lemmon
    Protomyces macrosporus20/09/2019roy lemmon
    Eriophyes similis20/09/2019roy lemmon
    Fox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca20/09/2019roy lemmon

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum17/06/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa20/09/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae07/10/2018
    BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus22/03/2014
    BirdsWhitethroatSylvia communis16/05/2015
    BugsPsyllopsis fraxini agg.08/09/2016
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina17/06/2018
    ButterfliesLarge SkipperOchlodes sylvanus17/06/2018
    ButterfliesSmall WhitePieris rapae17/08/2018
    ButterfliesCommon Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus17/08/2018
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesDasineura fraxini08/09/2016
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesDasineura rosae08/09/2016
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesDasineura urticae08/09/2016
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesJaapiella veronicae20/09/2019
    FliesBee FlyBombylius major20/03/2019
    FliesTephritis bardanae08/09/2016
    FliesThistle Gall FlyUrophora cardui08/09/2016
    FungiYellow FieldcapBolbitius titubans30/03/2017
    FungiEntyloma ficariae30/03/2017
    FungiErysiphe heraclei08/09/2016
    FungiErysiphe trifolii var. trifolii08/09/2016
    FungiGolovinomyces depressus20/09/2019
    FungiPhragmidium bulbosum08/09/2016
    FungiPodosphaera fusca08/09/2016
    FungiProtomyces macrosporus08/09/2016
    FungiPuccinia aegopodii30/03/2017
    FungiPuccinia calcitrapae20/09/2019
    FungiPuccinia lapsanae08/09/2016
    FungiPuccinia tanaceti08/09/2016
    FungiSycamore TarspotRhytisma acerinum08/09/2016
    FungiSawadaea bicornis20/09/2019
    FungiUromyces geranii08/09/2016
    FungiUromyces trifolii22/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSmaller Cat's-tailPhleum bertolonii22/06/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria pseudoplatani08/09/2016
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsEriophyes similis20/09/2019
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsPhyllocoptes goniothorax08/09/2016
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsPhyllocoptes malinus08/09/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersTraveller's-joyClematis vitalba08/09/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDogwoodCornus sanguinea07/10/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna01/06/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix20/09/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa07/10/2018
    WildflowersGround-elderAegopodium podagraria17/06/2018
    WildflowersAgrimonyAgrimonia eupatoria17/06/2018
    WildflowersPyramidal OrchidAnacamptis pyramidalis17/06/2018
    WildflowersMugwortArtemisia vulgaris20/09/2019
    WildflowersBlack HorehoundBallota nigra17/06/2018
    WildflowersShepherd's-purseCapsella bursa-pastoris20/02/2017
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra17/06/2018
    WildflowersGreater KnapweedCentaurea scabiosa17/06/2018
    WildflowersBlack BryonyDioscorea communis07/10/2018
    WildflowersHedge BedstrawGalium album17/06/2018
    WildflowersMeadow Crane's-billGeranium pratense17/06/2018
    WildflowersBristly OxtongueHelminthotheca echioides10/10/2018
    WildflowersHopHumulus lupulus07/10/2018
    WildflowersPerforate St John's-wortHypericum perforatum17/06/2018
    WildflowersField ScabiousKnautia arvensis01/06/2018
    WildflowersRed Dead-nettleLamium purpureum20/03/2019
    WildflowersNipplewortLapsana communis10/10/2018
    WildflowersMeadow VetchlingLathyrus pratensis01/06/2018
    WildflowersCommon Bird's-foot-trefoilLotus corniculatus01/06/2018
    WildflowersCommon MallowMalva sylvestris17/08/2018
    WildflowersCommon RestharrowOnonis repens17/06/2018
    WildflowersKnapweed BroomrapeOrobanche elatior17/06/2018
    WildflowersFox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca20/09/2019
    WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata01/06/2018
    WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris01/06/2018
    WildflowersWild MignonetteReseda lutea01/06/2018
    WildflowersSmall ScabiousScabiosa columbaria17/06/2018
    WildflowersRed CampionSilene dioica01/06/2018
    WildflowersWhite CampionSilene latifolia01/06/2018
    WildflowersBladder CampionSilene vulgaris17/06/2018
    WildflowersHedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica17/06/2018
    WildflowersLesser StitchwortStellaria graminea17/06/2018
    WildflowersRed CloverTrifolium pratense07/10/2018
    WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens07/10/2018
    WildflowersSweet VioletViola odorata20/03/2019