Sunday 17th May 2020, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Goat Island/ Undercliffs NNR


  • Paul Butter / Martin Drake
  • 01297 442 290 / 01460 220 650

50.707684, -3.0408638

Sunday 17th May 2020: Guided walk through Jurassic Coast Undercliffs NNR 1pm

Meet at Stepps Lane grid ref. SY 266 903 at junction of the unmade track known as Barn Close Lane where there is off-road parking for 6-7 cars. Stepps Lane is accessed from the B3172 in Axmouth being the second left hand turn in the village, if coming from the A3052 in the north then taking the right hand fork.

We will walk on to join the SW Coast Path to Goat Island where we will explore the fine unimproved chalk grassland with fine sea views before moving inland to chasm view, site of the 1839 landslip. Some sheltered glades have been created which are very good for butterflies including Wood White. It is quite an extensive walk and sun protection, sturdy footwear, and refreshments are advised. We will head back at approx 3.30-4pm to get back to the vehicles by 4.30 - 5pm.

Leaders Paul Butter 01297 442 290 and Martin Drake 01460 220 650.

A joint event with the Axe Vale & District Conservation Society.