Newtown Linford, Groby Lane Verge

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

Getting There

The verge is at the top of the hill on Groby Lane where is descends into the village.


Road verge

Managed By
Leicestershire County Council / Newtown Linford Parish Council
Further Information

Wild places

Total species seen at this site:


This verge is being managed to improve biodiversity as part of the County Council/Parish Council verges biodiversity trial. It was originally surveyed in May 22 by NatureSpot and then revisited in 2024 following an expansion of the verge area. We would welcome additional wildlife records from the community, whether plants, animals or fungi.

The aim of the project is to demonstrate that by managing the grassland as a wildflower meadow it can support a much greater diversity of wildlife species. Different species come and go throughout the year so we will get a much better understanding of the biodiversity value of this site if local residents can add records of what they have seen. Please take a photo if possible and include it with your record, using NatureSpot's Submit Records form. Your records and any photos will appear on this page!

The verge is now being managed to help wildlife by allowing the grasses and wildflowers to grow and bloom between April and August. The meadow grassland is then cut in September and the cuttings removed. Many of the wildflower and grass species found here are notable and indicative of good quality meadows. Indeed the verge was given the designation of being a Local Wildlife Site a few years ago reflecting its importance.

A list of all the species found at the site, together with any images taken, appears below.

Note: the verge boundaries shown on the map are indicative, please refer to the signed/staked areas area on the ground for the exact location.

Wildlife Highlights

Some of the notable species found here include Field Woodrush, Meadow Buttercup, Black Knapweed, Common Sorrel and Pignut. A mature Silver Birch tree rises above part of the verge and an ornamental shrubbery borders one edge.

Latest News

In 2024, the verge area was expanded creating a larger and more significant meadow.


The records and images below may include those from adjacent sites if the grid reference submitted with these records overlaps the boundary of this Wild Place.

Latest images

The latest images and records displayed below include those awaiting verification checks so we cannot guarantee that every identification is correct. Once accepted, the record displays a green tick.

In the Latest Records section, click on the header to sort A-Z, and again to sort Z-A. Use the header boxes to filter the list.

Latest records