Burrough Hill Country Park

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

    Getting There

    Pay and display car park, £2.50 all day parking. Please note exact money is needed.

    Somerby Road, Burrough on the Hill, Melton Mowbray, LE14 2QZ.

    The car park is open daily, dawn til dusk.

    Managed By
    Leicestershire County Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 102

    Description

    Located between Burrough on the Hill and Somerby, south of Melton Mowbray, Burrough Hill Country Park is one of the most striking and historic features in the landscape of eastern Leicestershire. The well-preserved Iron Age hill fort dramatically crowns a steep-sided promontory of land reaching 210m (690 ft), with superb views. A prominent landmark and ready-made arena, the hill has long been a place for public recreation. As well as the grassy hilltop the country park offers diverse wildlife habitats and varied areas to visit.

    Status

    Country Park (Leicestershire County Council)


    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsArtichoke Gall WaspAndricus foecundatrix25/08/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera25/02/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGarden BumblebeeBombus hortorum03/08/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius03/08/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum03/08/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsYellow Meadow AntLasius flavus03/08/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMyrmica ruginodis02/08/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis25/08/2019
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata25/08/2019
    Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata03/08/2019
    BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa15/09/2012
    BirdsMeadow PipitAnthus pratensis15/09/2012
    BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo03/08/2019
    BirdsBlack-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus15/09/2012
    BirdsRavenCorvus corax03/08/2019
    BirdsGreat Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major15/09/2012
    BirdsSwallowHirundo rustica15/09/2012
    BirdsLesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus15/09/2012
    BirdsRed KiteMilvus milvus13/05/2017
    BirdsSpotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata13/09/2014
    BirdsTree SparrowPasser montanus15/09/2012
    BirdsChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita15/09/2012
    BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis03/08/2019
    BirdsGoldcrestRegulus regulus15/09/2012
    BirdsBlackcapSylvia atricapilla13/09/2014
    BirdsWhitethroatSylvia communis13/09/2014
    BugsBox BugGonocerus acuteangulatus03/08/2019
    BugsHayhurstia atriplicis10/09/2019
    BugsTree Damsel BugHimacerus apterus30/08/2019
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io03/08/2019
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae03/08/2019
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines10/05/2017
    ButterfliesSmall CopperLycaena phlaeas30/08/2019
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina03/08/2019
    ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus03/08/2019
    ButterfliesPainted LadyVanessa cardui03/08/2019
    EarwigsCommon European EarwigForficula auricularia03/08/2019
    Ferns & HorsetailsBroad Buckler FernDryopteris dilatata30/08/2019
    FliesEriothrix rufomaculata03/08/2019
    FliesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria26/08/2017
    FliesUrophora jaceana03/08/2019
    FliesUrophora solstitialis25/08/2019
    FungiYellow FieldcapBolbitius titubans02/08/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius03/08/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCrested Dog's-tailCynosurus cristatus03/08/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata03/08/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesTufted Hair-grassDeschampsia cespitosa03/08/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesYorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus03/08/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPerennial Rye-grassLolium perenne03/08/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesTimothyPhleum pratense03/08/2019
    Grasshoppers & CricketsCommon Field GrasshopperChorthippus brunneus03/08/2019
    Grasshoppers & CricketsMeadow GrasshopperChorthippus parallelus03/08/2019
    Grasshoppers & CricketsCommon Green GrasshopperOmocestus viridulus30/08/2019
    HoverfliesCommon Drone FlyEristalis tenax03/08/2019
    HoverfliesLong HoverflySphaerophoria scripta03/08/2019
    MammalsRabbitOryctolagus cuniculus03/08/2019
    MothsSilver YAutographa gamma03/08/2019
    MothsGarden Grass-veneerChrysoteuchia culmella03/08/2019
    Slugs & SnailsSmooth Glass SnailAegopinella nitidula10/09/2019
    Slugs & SnailsHeath SnailHelicella itala03/08/2019
    SpidersAgelena labyrinthica29/07/2019
    SpidersInvisible SpiderDrapetisca socialis29/07/2019
    SpidersLathys humilis29/07/2019
    SpidersNeriene montana29/07/2019
    Springtails & BristletailsEntomobrya nivalis29/07/2019
    Springtails & BristletailsPogonognathellus longicornis29/07/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDeodarCedrus deodara08/04/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDouglas FirPseudotsuga menziesii08/04/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGorseUlex europaeus03/08/2019
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium03/08/2019
    WildflowersThyme-leaved SandwortArenaria serpyllifolia subsp. serpyllifolia02/08/2019
    WildflowersHarebellCampanula rotundifolia03/08/2019
    WildflowersMusk ThistleCarduus nutans03/08/2019
    WildflowersCarline ThistleCarlina vulgaris03/08/2019
    WildflowersChicoryCichorium intybus10/09/2019
    WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense03/08/2019
    WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare03/08/2019
    WildflowersSmooth Hawk's-beardCrepis capillaris30/08/2019
    WildflowersLady's BedstrawGalium verum03/08/2019
    WildflowersBluebellHyacinthoides non-scripta08/04/2019
    WildflowersHoary RagwortJacobaea erucifolia10/09/2019
    WildflowersCommon Bird's-foot-trefoilLotus corniculatus03/08/2019
    WildflowersBlack MedickMedicago lupulina03/08/2019
    WildflowersEarly Forget-me-notMyosotis ramosissima12/05/2016
    WildflowersWood-sorrelOxalis acetosella08/04/2019
    WildflowersMouse-ear-hawkweedPilosella officinarum03/08/2019
    WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata03/08/2019
    WildflowersTormentilPotentilla erecta30/08/2019
    WildflowersCreeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans03/08/2019
    WildflowersSalad BurnetPoterium sanguisorba03/08/2019
    WildflowersSelfhealPrunella vulgaris03/08/2019
    WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa03/08/2019
    WildflowersMeadow SaxifrageSaxifraga granulata13/05/2017
    WildflowersAutumn HawkbitScorzoneroides autumnalis03/08/2019
    WildflowersPrickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper03/08/2019
    WildflowersWild ThymeThymus drucei26/08/2017
    WildflowersKnotted Hedge-parsleyTorilis nodosa29/07/2019
    WildflowersScentless MayweedTripleurospermum inodorum10/09/2019
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica03/08/2019
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys03/08/2019
    Woodlice, CrustaceansPill WoodlouseArmadillidium vulgare03/08/2019