Tuesday 22nd August 2023, 10:30am-1:00pm

Watlington Hill NT


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

51.636398698376, -0.97589492797852

Join us on a trip to the National Trust's Watlington Hill: "discover an Oxfordshire Dreamscape" as you walk to the top of Watlington Hill and discover fine views over the Oxford plain. A top quality chalk downland with dense Yew woodland; and a rich chalk grassland flora that supports over 25 butterfly species.

We will search the hillside for its summer butterflies, including scarce and special species, as well as looking out for other wildlifeTarget species: Silver-spotted Skipper, Chalk Hill Blue, Brown Argus and other grassland species.

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, rabbit holes and some trip hazards.

Meet at the National Trust car park. (Parking free to NT members, otherwise £3 per day).
Grid Ref: SU710935
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