Burroughs Road, Ratby
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.
Total species seen at this site: 205
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.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Green Alkanet||Pentaglottis sempervirens||15/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Yellowhammer||Emberiza citrinella||19/07/2018||David Nicholls|
|Silky Wall Feather-moss||Homalothecium sericeum||25/01/2018||David Nicholls|
|Capillary Thread-moss||Bryum capillare||25/01/2018||David Nicholls|
|Grey-cushioned Grimmia||Grimmia pulvinata||25/01/2018||David Nicholls|
|Wall Screw-moss||Tortula muralis||25/01/2018||David Nicholls|
|Herb-Robert||Geranium robertianum||25/01/2018||David Nicholls|
|Red Valerian||Centranthus ruber||25/01/2018||David Nicholls|
|Garden Privet||Ligustrum ovalifolium||25/01/2018||David Nicholls|
|White Dead-nettle||Lamium album||25/01/2018||David Nicholls|
|Holly||Ilex aquifolium||25/01/2018||David Nicholls|
|Holly leaf miner||Phytomyza ilicis||25/01/2018||David Nicholls|
|Great Hairy Screw-moss||Syntrichia ruralis subsp. ruralis||25/01/2018||David Nicholls|
|Red-legged Partridge||Alectoris rufa||21/05/2017||David Nicholls|
|Brooklime Leaf Beetle||Prasocuris junci||18/05/2017||David Nicholls|
Burroughs Lane starts in the centre of Ratby, between the primary school and the Red Bull pub.