Saturday 15th June 2024, 10:30am

Undercliffs NNR, Seaton


  • Paul Butter and Martin Drake
  • Paul 07807 680455 or Martin 01460 220650

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Saturday 15th June: Guided walk at Undercliffs NNR, Seaton @ 10.30

This is a joint meeting with Axe Vale & District Conservation Society to explore the unique landscape that is the Undercliffs NNR.

Meet at Whitlands Grid Ref SY 306911 just off the A3052 past Rousdon towards Lyme Regis. Enter the driveway (Avenue of old Beech trees) and bear right at the first junction where you will be met in order to park to maximise the space. There is room for up to 6 cars so car sharing is recommended and booking is essential.

We will walk down into the NNR along some narrow, rough paths so stout footwear is essential. We will spend about 30 minutes in a calcareous grassland and go to a series of south facing glades with distinct geology and flora that have been created by Natural England and local volunteers over the years to the benefit of wildlife. Ticks are prevalent so please wear long trousers and socks.

Target species will be Wood White, Brown Argus, Wall, Green Hairstreak and Dark-green Fritillary.

Martin Drake is an authority on flies and there is a huge variety of bees and other insects as well as several orchid species. In the event of bad weather please phone one of the leaders to check the event is still on.

Bring packed lunch, drinks, sun cream, sun hat as it is a full day with the option of spending more time in the afternoon.

Booking is essential.