Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on this Avon Wildlife Trust reserve in the Mendips, which has an Iron Age hillfort holding a rich butterfly fauna.
The walk will focus on looking for Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak butterflies.
Meet at 11am at the reserve entrance. There is a small car park are at the end of a single-track road east of the A38 at Grid ref: ST 446 587, nearest postcode BS25 5NS.
Please note the walk includes steps and a steep slope.
For more information, or if you would like to attend, please contact the Leader, Nigel Cottle, tel: 07483 887536.
- Children and beginners are especially welcome
- No dogs please as some of the sites have livestock on them
- There is no charge for the walk
- Our walks are taken at an easy pace and end around 1-1.30 pm, so a packed lunch may be a good idea
- Stout shoes or boots (wellies if it’s been wet) are recommended
- If the weather is wet or unseasonably cold and dull, the walk will be cancelled
- If you have a query about the walk and cannot get through to Nigel (see above) phone John Andrews on 01278 426500
- Any unavoidable last-minute changes will be posted on the Branch website
- Butterfly Walks in Somerset and Bristol contains details of 37 walks in the county with maps and details of when best to visit. It includes many that are not part of this year’s guided walks programme and suggest those sites where you are most likely to see habitat specialists. More information here