- Selected Wild Place = PINK
- Other Wild Places = RED
- Public Rights of Way = GREEN
- VC55 boundary = BLUE
The site is located on the outskirts of Markfield, about 13km to the north of Leicester, very near to junction 22 on the M1. Heading towards the M1 on the A50, turn off at the Field Head roundabout and take the second left towards Markfield. Past the village the road turns a sharp left, go straight across onto Altar Stones Lane and the site is on your right.
Total species seen at this site: 188
The site is a rocky hill with rough heath grassland, stone walls and rocky outcrops. It combines the former Altar Stones Country Park with the adjacent Blacksmith's Field (named after the blacksmith's shop that was located on the corner of the site.
Amongst the heath grassland there is Tormentil, Bilberry and Heath Bedstraw. There are several small ponds and small hollows that are dominated by Soft Rush and Wavy Hair Grass.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Butter Cap||Rhodocollybia butyracea||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Pestle Puffball||Lycoperdon excipuliforme||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Wood Blewit||Lepista nuda||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Candlesnuff Fungus||Xylaria hypoxylon||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Common Earthball||Scleroderma citrinum||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Clouded Funnel||Clitocybe nebularis||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Bleeding Oak Crust||Stereum gausapatum||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Bolete Mould||Hypomyces chrysospermus||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Clustered Bonnet||Mycena inclinata||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Fly Agaric||Amanita muscaria||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Orange Mosscap||Rickenella fibula||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Aniseed Toadstool||Clitocybe odora||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Brown Rollrim||Paxillus involutus||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Meadow Waxcap||Hygrocybe pratensis||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Dusky Puffball||Lycoperdon nigrescens||09/11/2019||David Nicholls|