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Billa Barra Hill

Contact: Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Grid Ref: SK467115

Trees & shrubbery at Billa Barra Hill

Billa Barra is a prominent hill, which covers nearly 50 acres including a disused quarry. The top of the hill, which boasts extensive views, supports mature trees growing around exposed rocky outcrops, while its lower slopes have been planted with locally sourced trees.

A range of lichens and mosses can be seen growing on the exposed rock surfaces in the quarry and on the hilltop. The remainder of the site is dominated by acid grassland with an increasingly diverse flora that is being encouraged through management.

On the northern side of the hill is a specially created wildflower meadow, which provides an explosion of colour every summer. This attracts a range of invertebrates and the species that prey on them.

The rough grassland areas are ideal nesting grounds for birds such as skylarks. The south-west flanks of the hill are covered with gorse scrub, which provides cover for rabbits and other mammals. When the gorse is in bloom, this area is a mass of golden flowers.

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Insects & other Invertebrates

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Lakes & Open Water

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Deer Park

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Reptiles & Amphibians

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