Gold Diggings Hill

    Map key:

    • Selected Wild Place = PINK
    • Other Wild Places = RED
    • Public Rights of Way = GREEN
    • VC55 boundary = BLUE
    Getting There

    A right of way goes through this area but is badly overgrown., People now walk just inside what was an old golf course to follow the route which can be accessed from various places in Glenfield ( Peartree Close, Lynmouth Close, Manor Farm Way, Blackthorn Road and Somerset Drive)

    Managed By
    Unmanaged ownership unknown
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 20


    Old maps indicate some gold diggings in this vicinity but this large elongated mound was created with surplus soils from the Manor Farm development some 30 years ago, Left untended it has become a tangled mass of shrubs, brambles and some trees and is an impenetrable wildlife haven straddling the border with the city.

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    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    MuntjacMuntiacus reevesi29/08/2019Roy Denney
    Wood PigeonColumba palumbus14/05/2019Roy Denney
    BlackbirdTurdus merula14/05/2019Roy Denney
    JayGarrulus glandarius23/02/2019Roy Denney
    Bramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.04/08/2018Roy Denney
    Common NettleUrtica dioica04/08/2018Roy Denney
    Spear ThistleCirsium vulgare04/08/2018Roy Denney
    ElderSambucus nigra04/08/2018Roy Denney
    HawthornCrataegus monogyna04/08/2018Roy Denney
    BlackthornPrunus spinosa04/08/2018Roy Denney
    Wood-sedgeCarex sylvatica05/05/2018David Nicholls
    Common Dog-violetViola riviniana05/05/2018David Nicholls
    Smooth Glass SnailAegopinella nitidula25/09/1989Adrian Rundle
    Arion ater agg.25/09/1989Adrian Rundle
    Brown Soil SlugArion distinctus25/09/1989Adrian Rundle

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    BirdsWood PigeonColumba palumbus14/05/2019
    BirdsJayGarrulus glandarius23/02/2019
    BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula14/05/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesWood-sedgeCarex sylvatica05/05/2018
    MammalsMuntjacMuntiacus reevesi29/08/2019
    Slugs & SnailsSmooth Glass SnailAegopinella nitidula25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsArion ater agg.25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsBrown Soil SlugArion distinctus25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsWhite-lipped SnailCepaea hortensis25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsNetted SlugDeroceras reticulatum25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsDiscus SnailDiscus rotundatus25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsGarlic SnailOxychilus alliarius25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsTrochulus sericeus25/09/1989
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna04/08/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa04/08/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.04/08/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersElderSambucus nigra04/08/2018
    WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare04/08/2018
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica04/08/2018
    WildflowersCommon Dog-violetViola riviniana05/05/2018