Head & body length: 95-115mm
Tail length: 35-70mm
Chestnut coloured back with paler, often grey sides, silver-grey to whitish underside. Border between dorsal and ventral colour well defined.
Habitat: Common in mixed and deciduous woodland, Grasslands, Plantations, Hedgerows, Farmland and Road-Verges. Thick ground cover important in all habitats.
Active throughout day and night, peaks around dawn and dusk in summer, less nocturnal in winter.