Burton Riggs



Recorders: Kate Yates Distance: 720m Walk time: 25 mins

As an artificial site created by gravel quarrying in the 1970s for the construction of the adjacent A64, it is relatively young in wildlife terms, but already has a rich mix of habitats and species to its name. Comprising Freshwater edges with bare ground and scrub and encouraging the willow for birdlife.


Main areas are S1+2 and S5 with less in S6 with not much in S3+4 wooded areas. Common Blue mostly seen in S2 extensive open area but some also in S5+6 Dingy skipper and Small Heath have been seen in S1+2 along with peacock and Small Tortoiseshell favouring that area .


No data in 2022 restarted in 2021)

Open areas have tended to grow over and scarcer species have been lost in recent years