Burroughs Road, Ratby
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
Burroughs Lane starts in the centre of Ratby, between the primary school and the Red Bull pub.
Total species seen at this site: 224
This quiet country lane offers a lovely walk into the National Forest, with rolling hills, new woodland and a historic landscape around you. The lane only offers access to a few houses but there is a very small car park at Burroughs Wood. At the end of the lane there is a tarmac cycle path that weaves its way to Thornton Reservoir. It is just possible to glimpse Bury Camp, a large Iron Age settlement, now on private land about 150 metres from the road.
The mixed hedgerows, interspersed with mature oak trees, offer good habitat for birds and insects. Yellowhammer, Goldfinch and House Sparrow are common. Burrough Brook crosses the road (creating a shallow ford) and then weaves through Wirlybones Wood.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Phaonia angelicae||01/09/2020||David Nicholls|
|Nut Leaf Blister Moth||Phyllonorycter coryli||01/09/2020||David Nicholls|
|Aceria macrochela||01/09/2020||David Nicholls|
|Calliphora vicina||01/09/2020||David Nicholls|
|Coremacera marginata||01/09/2020||David Nicholls|
|Dasineura fraxini||01/09/2020||David Nicholls|
|Eriophyes crataegi||01/09/2020||David Nicholls|
|Dasineura urticae||01/09/2020||David Nicholls|
|Garden Spider||Araneus diadematus||01/09/2020||David Nicholls|
|Stable Fly||Stomoxys calcitrans||01/09/2020||David Nicholls|
|Japanese Rose agg.||Rosa rugosa agg.||24/08/2020||David Nicholls|
|Stable Fly||Stomoxys calcitrans||24/08/2020||David Nicholls|
|Willow Bean Sawfly||Pontania bridgmanii||24/08/2020||David Nicholls|
|Buzzard||Buteo buteo||24/08/2020||David Nicholls|
|Nettle-tap||Anthophila fabriciana||24/08/2020||David Nicholls|