Empingham Churchyard

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

    Getting There

    Empingham St Peter's Church is on Church Street, opposite a couple of shops and next to Prebendal House in the west side of the village. The A606 runs through Empingham, offering easy access from Rutland Water, Stamford and the A1.

    From the south, exit the A606 onto Church Street and the church is immediately on the right. From Rutland Water, exit the A606 onto Main Street and turn right onto Church Street. The church is near the end of the road, on the left. Limited roadside parking is available by the church, but be mindful of residents and signage.

    Empingham is served by a number of bus services, and running to and from Stamford: 4R and 9 (CallConnect), 9 and X9 (Centrebus), 184 and 185 (Mark Bland Travel).


    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 7


    Empingham is a small village that lies just beyond the north east corner of Rutland Water, and the church itself is rather large in comparison. Much of the church dates to the 13th century, with some 15th century features and beyond. The churchyard is mostly open, with a few mature trees at the rear.

    Wildlife Highlights

    The mature trees include specimens of Atlas Cedar, Norway Maple and the ubiquitous churchyard Yew. The grassland includes Fox and Cubs.



    Further Information


    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    BirdsRed KiteMilvus milvus10/02/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersNorway MapleAcer platanoides31/10/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAtlas CedarCedrus atlantica04/12/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWeeping Willow agg.Salix alba x babylonica = S. x sepulcralis agg.29/09/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersYewTaxus baccata21/10/2018
    WildflowersIvy-leaved ToadflaxCymbalaria muralis29/03/2019
    WildflowersFox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca16/06/2016