Wymeswold Meadows

    Map key:

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

    The Meadows are located 1km east of Wymswold and lie along Narrow Lane which connects Wymswold to the B676 about 1km to the west of Six Hills.

    Managed By
    Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 156


    These meadows are owned by the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and were originally part of common land used by Wymeswold villagers, traditionally for cattle grazing. The land is unimproved grassland on calcareous Boulder Clay and bisected by a stream which is deeply cut into the meadows.

    Wildlife Highlights

    The stream helps to support dragonfles and damselflies and the grassland contains Cowslip, Cuckooflower, Hoary Plantain, Agrimony and Spiny Restharrow.

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum15/08/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae15/08/2015
    BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus14/07/2013
    BirdsMagpiePica pica22/05/2013
    BirdsSong ThrushTurdus philomelos08/06/2013
    BugsLucerne BugAdelphocoris lineolatus15/08/2015
    BugsRed BugDeraeocoris ruber15/08/2015
    BugsOncotylus viridiflavus15/08/2015
    BugsPlagiognathus arbustorum15/08/2015
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae22/05/2013
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines22/05/2013
    ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni08/05/2011
    ButterfliesSmall CopperLycaena phlaeas25/08/2013
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina15/08/2015
    ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria25/08/2013
    ButterfliesLarge WhitePieris brassicae22/05/2013
    ButterfliesGreen-veined WhitePieris napi15/08/2015
    ButterfliesSmall WhitePieris rapae22/05/2013
    ButterfliesCommon Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus25/08/2013
    ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus15/08/2015
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesSouthern HawkerAeshna cyanea25/08/2013
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesAzure DamselflyCoenagrion puella08/06/2013
    HoverfliesEristalis nemorum15/08/2015
    HoverfliesEupeodes latifasciatus15/08/2015
    HoverfliesChequered HoverflyMelanostoma scalare15/08/2015
    HoverfliesRhingia campestris15/08/2015
    MammalsMuntjacMuntiacus reevesi06/05/2016
    MammalsRed FoxVulpes vulpes08/06/2013
    MothsCommon Yellow ConchAgapeta hamana30/06/2015
    MothsKnapweed ConchAgapeta zoegana30/06/2015