Great Casterton Grassland Roadside Verge

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

    Getting There

    The site is located next to the A1 southbound sliproad into Great Casterton. The Old Great North Road also runs past the southern edge of the verge.

    It may be possible to park near the bottom of the verge, but please be mindful of traffic and private land. Alternatively, roadside parking is available in Great Casterton, which is a short walk away.

    Bus information can be found here: https://bustimes.org/localities/great-casterton

    Managed By
    Rutland County Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 0

    Description

    Designated a Local Wildlife Site in 2006, the verge is a steep bank between the hedge at the top and the A1 sliproad into Great Casterton. The main habitat of the 0.3 hectare site is calcareous grassland. In 2009, the condition was assessed as good but declining.

    Wildlife Highlights

    Recorded species include: Agrimony, Greater Knapweed, Purging Flax, Marjoram, Small Scabious, Blue Fleabane, Ploughman's-spikenard, Field Scabious, Bee Orchid, and Knapweed Broomrape.

    In addition, Grey Sedge and Narrow-leaved Meadow Grass (both in the L&R Rare Plant Register 2007) have been recorded at the site.

     

    Status
    • Road Verge
    • Local Wildlife Site
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    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
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