Lancashire: Autumn Butterflies of Stretford and Urmston Meadows – The Return !

Meadow Browns
Lancashire: Autumn Butterflies of Stretford and Urmston Meadows – The Return !
Saturday 2nd September 2017, 11.00am-2.00pm
Stretford, Greater Manchester

Target species: Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Burnet Moths and others, also likelihood of Odonata along Kickety Brook.

Description: Another go at this walk based along National Cycleway NCN62 , with forays into wild grassland meadows – This is normally a good “autumn site” so what we see will depend on what kind of summer we have had...

Meet:   Meeting Point to be confirmed due to access issues, but walk likely to be lead from Stretford Metrolink Station SJ798943, (11.00am) along Bridgewater Canal to actual walk start at Kickety Brook SJ789936 (est 11.30am).

Travel – Metro to Stretford Metro Station (1km walk to start.) Considerate car-parking on Elm Drive and residential roads to north of SJ789936 walk start.

Access: Cycleway is a gravel un-metalled path with changes of gradient and surface, but wheelchair accessible. Optional meadow sections are uneven involving waist length grassland and not wheelchair accessible. Please contact the walk leader for access advice regarding the initial Bridgewater canal section as disabled access to Kickety Brook from canal is weather/undergrowth dependent!

Leader: Dave Coleman, Luke Blazejewski, Virginia Harvey

Registration is necessary by email to Dave Coleman to receive confirmation of start-time and event confirmation due to weather and ESSENTIAL if you want confirmation of start points 


  • Dave Coleman
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