Cowslips

Kieron Huston

Great Casterton

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Salad burnet

Philip Precey

Great Casterton Road Banks

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

Location

Casterton Road
West of Stamford
Nearest postcode PE9 4BP

OS Map Reference

TF 006 084
A static map of Great Casterton Road Banks

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Size
1 hectare

Parking information

Parking available on Sidney Farm Lane

Access

Grassy paths and steep banks, may be unsuitable for wheelchair users

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

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.

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Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)