Thursday 4th July 2019, 10:30am-4:00pm

Hutton Roof Crags, Burton in Kendal

Contact

  • Chris Winnick
  • 01539 728254

54.195195, -2.661116

Joint with Cumbria Wildlife Trust, CWT

General advice and information: For all outdoor events participants should bring suitable outdoor clothing, waterproofs and boots or similar. Bring a packed lunch for whole day events, and sun cream and plenty of water in hot weather. Picnic lunch, walking boots, warm clothing required.  General safety advice will be given before all our events but we ask all who attend to take personal responsibility for their own safety and possessions, and to pay special regard to trip hazards and the likely presence of ticks. Before starting, please advise walk leader of any medical or other conditions which could lead to you being unable to complete the walk. If you require further information or wish to check whether an event has been postponed or cancelled due to poor weather, please contact the walk leader before setting out.

We will be supporting the national Big Butterfly Count (Friday 12 July to Sunday 4 August 2019) by encouraging butterfly walk participants to take part. All you need do is record one or more times during this period for 15 minutes in your own garden, a local park, nature reserve etc, then submit the records online. Our walk leaders will bring survey forms, but full details available at www.bigbutterflycount.org 

Print the directions from your home using our direction tool (using the directions tab on the main navigation menu on the sightings page, www.cumbria-butterflies.org.uk/sightings. Post codes are given for satellite navigation but these are only a guide in rural areas.

Target species High Brown, Dark Green, and possibly late Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, Common Blue, Grayling.  An opportunity to learn about the management carried out to protect these species. A walk of around 6km over moderately difficult terrain.

Directions From M6 junction 36, take A65 then A6070 to Burton in Kendal.  Turn left at the southern end of the town (Dalton Lane) and follow this road uphill for about 2km and turn left signed Hutton.  Park on roadside when you enter Low House (buildings) at a footpath sign marked Park Wood, south of Hutton Roof Village  sat nav LA6 2QL  grid ref SD 570780

Leaders  Andrew Walter (CWT) and Chris Winnick. Contact: Chris Winnick 01539 728254