Dorset: Cerne Black Hill Walk

Dorset: Cerne Black Hill Walk
Sunday 12 May 2013: 14.15pm
Cerne Abbas

Guided walk over an outstanding chalk grass downland habitat where 29 butterfly species have been recorded from the transect route in two years. This will be a good time for sightings of the Adonis Blue, Green Hairstreak, Grizzled Skipper and Marsh Fritillary. Some parts of the walk are fairly steep.


We meet at 2.15 pm with access to the start point along the track off the A352 at map reference ST 662005, where the entrance is signed 'Barton Meadows'. Go along the track, passing the farm buildings to the barred gate ahead and park in front of the large open barn to the left.


Refreshments of tea and cake will be available after the walk as well as an opportunity to view a BC Display about downland butterflies.


This is part of the weekend of events and activities that EuCAN (European Conservation Action Network) is organising at Cerne Abbas - including moth trapping and several other butterfly events. See http://www.eucan.org.uk/news/events for full details.


Contact is Malcolm Wemyss on 01935 872047or 07977 287739, email malcolm@wemyssfamily.co.uk