Burroughs Road, Ratby

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

    Getting There

    Burroughs Lane starts in the centre of Ratby, between the primary school and the Red Bull pub.

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 224

    Description

    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. 

    Wildlife Highlights

    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.

    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Phaonia angelicae01/09/2020David Nicholls
    Nut Leaf Blister MothPhyllonorycter coryli01/09/2020David Nicholls
    Aceria macrochela01/09/2020David Nicholls
    Calliphora vicina01/09/2020David Nicholls
    Coremacera marginata01/09/2020David Nicholls
    Dasineura fraxini01/09/2020David Nicholls
    Eriophyes crataegi01/09/2020David Nicholls
    Dasineura urticae01/09/2020David Nicholls
    Garden SpiderAraneus diadematus01/09/2020David Nicholls
    Stable FlyStomoxys calcitrans01/09/2020David Nicholls
    Japanese Rose agg.Rosa rugosa agg.24/08/2020David Nicholls
    Stable FlyStomoxys calcitrans24/08/2020David Nicholls
    Willow Bean SawflyPontania bridgmanii24/08/2020David Nicholls
    BuzzardButeo buteo24/08/2020David Nicholls
    Nettle-tapAnthophila fabriciana24/08/2020David Nicholls

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis01/10/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum13/05/2011
    Bees, Wasps, AntsWhite-tailed Bumble BeeBombus lucorum agg.30/04/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum07/09/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCherry Gall WaspCynips quercusfolii01/10/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree WaspDolichovespula sylvestris10/06/2011
    Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata10/06/2011
    BeetlesBembidion dentellum14/05/2017
    BeetlesCream Spot LadybirdCalvia quattuordecimguttata17/06/2011
    BeetlesWillow Flea BeetleCrepidodera aurata31/05/2013
    BeetlesGrammoptera ruficornis13/05/2011
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis13/05/2011
    BeetlesHypera rumicis14/05/2017
    BeetlesPhyllobius virideaeris10/06/2011
    BeetlesBrooklime Leaf BeetlePrasocuris junci18/05/2017
    Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata31/05/2013
    BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa21/05/2017
    BirdsMeadow PipitAnthus pratensis30/01/2015
    BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo24/08/2020
    BirdsLinnetCarduelis cannabina30/04/2016
    BirdsGoldfinchCarduelis carduelis04/02/2016
    BirdsGreenfinchCarduelis chloris31/01/2014
    BirdsWood PigeonColumba palumbus04/02/2016
    BirdsCarrion CrowCorvus corone04/02/2016
    BirdsJackdawCorvus monedula30/01/2015
    BirdsBlue TitCyanistes caeruleus31/01/2014
    BirdsGreat Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major04/02/2016
    BirdsYellowhammerEmberiza citrinella19/07/2018
    BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus30/01/2015
    BirdsHouse SparrowPasser domesticus14/05/2017
    BirdsWillow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus30/04/2016
    BirdsMagpiePica pica04/02/2016
    BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis20/10/2013
    BirdsDunnockPrunella modularis31/01/2014
    BirdsGoldcrestRegulus regulus04/02/2016
    BirdsCollared DoveStreptopelia decaocto31/01/2014
    BirdsStarlingSturnus vulgaris31/05/2013
    BirdsWhitethroatSylvia communis30/04/2020
    BirdsWrenTroglodytes troglodytes31/01/2014
    BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula31/01/2014
    BugsAnthocoris nemoralis17/06/2011
    BugsRed-and-black FroghopperCercopis vulnerata14/05/2017
    BugsDock BugCoreus marginatus31/05/2013
    BugsDryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus13/05/2011
    BugsGrypocoris stysi17/06/2011
    BugsGreen ShieldbugPalomena prasina21/08/2011
    BugsStriped Oak BugRhabdomiris striatellus13/05/2011
    BugsRibautiana tenerrima17/06/2011
    BugsRibautiana ulmi21/08/2011
    BugsSedate ShieldbugTroilus luridus20/10/2013
    BugsUroleucon sonchi18/08/2012
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io07/09/2014
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae14/05/2017
    ButterfliesHolly BlueCelastrina argiolus30/04/2016
    ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni30/03/2014
    ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria01/10/2015
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesDasineura fraxini20/10/2013
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesDasineura urticae01/09/2020
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula maxima14/05/2017
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula paludosa01/10/2015
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula vernalis31/05/2013
    Ferns & HorsetailsWall-rueAsplenium ruta-muraria03/02/2017
    Ferns & HorsetailsHart's-tongueAsplenium scolopendrium03/02/2017
    Ferns & HorsetailsMaidenhair SpleenwortAsplenium trichomanes03/02/2017
    Ferns & HorsetailsField HorsetailEquisetum arvense30/04/2016
    Ferns & HorsetailsMarsh HorsetailEquisetum palustre14/05/2017
    FishThree-spined SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatus14/05/2017
    FliesBee FlyBombylius major30/03/2014
    FliesCalliphora vicina01/09/2020
    FliesBroad CenturianChloromyia formosa10/06/2011
    FliesCoremacera marginata01/09/2020
    FliesEmpis tessellata13/05/2011
    FliesEriothrix rufomaculata18/08/2012
    FliesGraphomya maculata18/08/2012
    FliesHydrophoria lancifer05/05/2012
    FliesLucilia sericata14/05/2017
    FliesNoon FlyMesembrina meridiana14/05/2017
    FliesPhaonia angelicae01/09/2020
    FliesHolly leaf minerPhytomyza ilicis agg.25/01/2018
    FliesRhagio tringarius18/08/2012
    FliesRhagoletis alternata17/06/2011
    FliesStable FlyStomoxys calcitrans24/08/2020
    FungiYellow FieldcapBolbitius titubans20/10/2013
    FungiCreeping Thistle RustPuccinia punctiformis17/06/2011
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBarren BromeAnisantha sterilis14/05/2017
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius01/10/2015
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFloating Sweet-grassGlyceria fluitans14/05/2017
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSoft-rushJuncus effusus14/05/2017
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesAnnual Meadow-grassPoa annua01/10/2015
    harvestman (Opiliones)Dicranopalpus ramosus agg.20/10/2013
    HoverfliesMarmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus07/09/2014
    HoverfliesEristalis arbustorum18/08/2012
    HoverfliesThe FootballerHelophilus pendulus14/05/2017
    HoverfliesMyathropa florea18/08/2012
    Lacewings & ScorpionfliesPanorpa germanica31/05/2013
    LichensArthonia radiata14/05/2017
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsRed Pustule GallAceria aceriscampestris20/10/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria macrochela01/09/2020
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsCecidophyes rouhollahi30/04/2016
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsEriophyes crataegi01/09/2020
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsNail GallEriophyes tiliae13/05/2011
    Mosses & LiverwortsCapillary Thread-mossBryum capillare04/02/2016
    Mosses & LiverwortsGrey-cushioned GrimmiaGrimmia pulvinata25/01/2018
    Mosses & LiverwortsSilky Wall Feather-mossHomalothecium sericeum01/10/2015
    Mosses & LiverwortsCypress-leaved Plait-mossHypnum cupressiforme31/01/2014
    Mosses & LiverwortsMarchantia polymorpha03/02/2017
    Mosses & LiverwortsLong-beaked Water Feather-mossPlatyhypnidium riparioides22/01/2017
    Mosses & LiverwortsGreat Hairy Screw-mossSyntrichia ruralis subsp. ruralis25/01/2018
    Mosses & LiverwortsWall Screw-mossTortula muralis25/01/2018
    MothsKnot GrassAcronicta rumicis01/10/2015
    MothsNettle-tapAnthophila fabriciana31/05/2013
    MothsMarbled BeautyBryophila domestica18/08/2012
    MothsCocksfoot MothGlyphipterix simpliciella14/05/2017
    MothsOrange-spot PiercerPammene aurana10/06/2011
    MothsHawthorn ErmelParaswammerdamia nebulella17/06/2011
    MothsWillow BeautyPeribatodes rhomboidaria18/08/2012
    MothsNut Leaf Blister MothPhyllonorycter coryli20/10/2013
    MothsGarden MidgetPhyllonorycter messaniella20/10/2013
    MothsStraw DotRivula sericealis18/08/2012
    MothsScrubland PigmyStigmella plagicolella24/08/2020
    MothsVariable SmudgeYpsolopha ustella20/10/2013
    SawfliesArge ustulata31/05/2013
    SawfliesWillow Bean SawflyPontania bridgmanii24/08/2020
    Slugs & SnailsArion ater agg.14/05/2017
    Slugs & SnailsCommon Chrysalis SnailLauria cylindracea03/02/2017
    Slugs & SnailsAmber SnailSuccinea putris14/05/2017
    Slugs & SnailsHairy SnailTrochulus hispidus14/05/2017
    SpidersGarden SpiderAraneus diadematus01/10/2015
    SpidersCucumber Green Orb SpiderAraniella cucurbitina sensu lato10/06/2011
    SpidersDictyna uncinata31/05/2013
    SpidersLarinioides cornutus14/05/2017
    SpidersPaidiscura pallens07/09/2014
    SpidersNursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis01/10/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre31/05/2013
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDogwoodCornus sanguinea05/05/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHazelCorylus avellana01/10/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna04/02/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior01/10/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix01/10/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHollyIlex aquifolium25/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGarden PrivetLigustrum ovalifolium31/05/2013
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWild PrivetLigustrum vulgare30/03/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersCrab AppleMalus sylvestris04/02/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersScots PinePinus sylvestris31/05/2013
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur31/05/2013
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBuckthornRhamnus cathartica30/03/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersJapanese Rose agg.Rosa rugosa agg.24/08/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersElderSambucus nigra01/10/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRowanSorbus aucuparia31/05/2013
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSnowberrySymphoricarpos albus01/10/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWych ElmUlmus glabra31/05/2013
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGuelder RoseViburnum opulus13/05/2011
    WildflowersAgrimonyAgrimonia eupatoria30/04/2016
    WildflowersWild AngelicaAngelica sylvestris14/05/2017
    WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris04/02/2016
    WildflowersThale CressArabidopsis thaliana18/04/2020
    WildflowersMugwortArtemisia vulgaris18/08/2012
    WildflowersLords-and-LadiesArum maculatum18/04/2020
    WildflowersLesser Water-parsnipBerula erecta14/05/2017
    WildflowersOil-seed RapeBrassica napus subsp. oleifera30/04/2016
    WildflowersLarge BindweedCalystegia silvatica18/08/2012
    WildflowersShepherd's-purseCapsella bursa-pastoris14/05/2017
    WildflowersHairy Bitter-cressCardamine hirsuta04/02/2016
    WildflowersRed ValerianCentranthus ruber29/04/2016
    WildflowersSticky Mouse-earCerastium glomeratum30/03/2014
    WildflowersRosebay WillowherbChamerion angustifolium01/10/2015
    WildflowersField BindweedConvolvulus arvensis24/08/2020
    WildflowersIvy-leaved ToadflaxCymbalaria muralis18/04/2020
    WildflowersBlack BryonyDioscorea communis20/10/2013
    WildflowersAnnual Wall-rocketDiplotaxis muralis21/08/2011
    WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum14/05/2017
    WildflowersBroad-leaved WillowherbEpilobium montanum18/08/2012
    WildflowersCanadian FleabaneErigeron canadensis18/08/2012
    WildflowersMexican FleabaneErigeron karvinskianus18/04/2020
    WildflowersPetty SpurgeEuphorbia peplus01/10/2015
    WildflowersCut-leaved Crane's-billGeranium dissectum30/04/2016
    WildflowersHerb-RobertGeranium robertianum09/04/2015
    WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum04/02/2016
    WildflowersFool's Water-cressHelosciadium nodiflorum14/05/2017
    WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium01/10/2015
    WildflowersCommon Cat's-earHypochaeris radicata01/10/2015
    WildflowersPrickly LettuceLactuca serriola29/04/2016
    WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album01/10/2015
    WildflowersRed Dead-nettleLamium purpureum01/10/2015
    WildflowersNipplewortLapsana communis08/05/2020
    WildflowersCommon MallowMalva sylvestris01/10/2015
    WildflowersPineappleweedMatricaria discoidea14/05/2017
    WildflowersThree-nerved SandwortMoehringia trinervia30/04/2016
    WildflowersBlinksMontia fontana07/05/2016
    WildflowersGarden Grape-hyacinth agg.Muscari armeniacum agg.30/03/2012
    WildflowersCultivated Daffodil agg.Narcissus30/04/2016
    WildflowersLeast Yellow-sorrelOxalis exilis18/04/2020
    WildflowersGreen AlkanetPentaglottis sempervirens15/04/2019
    WildflowersRedshankPersicaria maculosa24/08/2020
    WildflowersFox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca31/05/2013
    WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata04/02/2016
    WildflowersGreater PlantainPlantago major01/10/2015
    WildflowersEqual-leaved KnotgrassPolygonum depressum21/08/2011
    WildflowersSilverweedPotentilla anserina14/05/2017
    WildflowersMeadow ButtercupRanunculus acris01/10/2015
    WildflowersCreeping ButtercupRanunculus repens31/05/2013
    WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa14/05/2017
    WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius31/05/2013
    WildflowersProcumbent PearlwortSagina procumbens31/05/2013
    WildflowersCommon GroundselSenecio vulgaris01/10/2015
    WildflowersRed CampionSilene dioica13/05/2011
    WildflowersHedge MustardSisymbrium officinale30/03/2014
    WildflowersSmooth Sow-thistleSonchus oleraceus18/08/2012
    WildflowersBranched Bur-reedSparganium erectum30/04/2016
    WildflowersBetonyStachys officinalis18/08/2012
    WildflowersLesser StitchwortStellaria graminea14/05/2017
    WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.01/10/2015
    WildflowersRed CloverTrifolium pratense01/10/2015
    WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens01/10/2015
    WildflowersScentless MayweedTripleurospermum inodorum17/06/2011
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica04/02/2016
    WildflowersKeeled-fruited CornsaladValerianella carinata18/04/2020
    WildflowersCommon CornsaladValerianella locusta29/04/2016
    WildflowersBrooklimeVeronica beccabunga14/05/2017
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys14/05/2017
    WildflowersIvy-leaved SpeedwellVeronica hederifolia14/05/2017
    WildflowersCommon Field-speedwellVeronica persica30/03/2014
    WildflowersField PansyViola arvensis24/08/2020
    Woodlice, CrustaceansFreshwater ShrimpGammarus pulex/fossorum agg.14/05/2017