Join the Somerset and Bristol Branch on our Stoke Camp reserve holding limestone grassland with spectacular views to the south across the Levels.
Target butterfly species are primarily Small Blue but also Brown Argus, Common Blue, Small Copper, the last of Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Large Skipper, Wall, Small Heath, the first Meadow Browns and perhaps an early Ringlet...
Meet at 11am at the entrance to Draycott Sleights, which is up New Road at Grid ref: ST487 514, nearest postcode BS27 3SQ.
Parking is limited along the road in lay-bys, so please share transport if possible
Farm vehicles use the road, so get in tight to the hedges
This site is in the Butterfly Walks* book on page 46
For more information, or if you would like to attend, please contact the Leader, John Ball, tel: 01749 870127
- 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 John Ball (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