Sunday 13th August 2023, 10:30am-1:00pm

Aston Rowant NNR

Contact

  • Peter Philp
  • 07434 652770 guided-walks@upperthames-butterflies.org.uk

51.663505430171, -0.94357967376709

Join us on a trip to Aston Rowant NNR: a 'flagship' National Nature Reserve, managed by Natural England. It lies on the north-west scarp of the Chilterns Hills, overlooking the Vale of Oxford. The reserve supports one of the best examples of steep chalk downland in our area, with a very special flora and some special butterflies.

We will explore the steep grassland slopes very carefully, looking for a range of high-summer butterflies and other wildlifeTarget species: Dark Green Fritillary, Chalk Hill Blue, Adonis Blue and Silver-spotted Skipper.

The leader will remain on site to enjoy the views and his packed lunch. If you would like to join them and make this a bit more of a social occasion: please bring along your own packed lunch, a drink and perhaps a rug to sit on. We can chat about all things butterfly, day-flying moth, the work of UTB and how you might help out.

Accessibility - steep, strenuous slopes, narrow paths and occasional rabbit holes.

Meet in the Beacon Hill car park.
Postcode: HP14 3YL
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