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Great Casterton Road Banks

This site is renowned for its limestone flowers and abundant butterflies.

This grassland contains typical limestone plants, such as wild thyme, common rock-rose, salad burnet, kidney vetch and quaking-grass. More unusual plants include sulphur clover, knapweed broomrape and perennial flax. Ecological studies of insects associated with rock-rose have been carried out on the reserve. Despite encroachment of housing and improvements to the adjoining roads this small site retains much of its interest.

 

Nearest postcode: PE9 4BP

Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves. Please use the maps provided here to locate the entrance to the reserve.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland
Species
Cowslip, Wild Thyme, Rock-rose, Kidney Vetch, Salad Burnet

Nearby nature reserves

Ketton Quarry
3 miles - Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
Bloody Oak's Quarry
3 miles - Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
Collyweston Quarries
3 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

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Reserve information

Location
West of Stamford on the Old Great North Road.
Stamford
Lincolnshire
Map reference
TF 006084
Great for...
butterflies
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
0.25 hectares
Access
Yes

Contact the Trust for more information.
Parking
It is best to park on Sidney Farm Lane well away from the junction.
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
No
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667
info@lincstrust.co.uk

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