Saturday 24th August 2019, 11:00am-3:30pm

Fontmell Down, Near Shaftesbury, Dorset


  • Andrew Daw
  • 07778 146297

50.968215503578, -2.1632748051251

Join the Dorset and Wiltshire Branches at this joint event near Shaftesbury to find the Silver-spotted Skipper and second brood Adonis Blue

Fontmell is the last Dorset refuge for the Silver-spotted Skipper and offers a great opportunity to study this and other downland specialities like Brown Argus, Chalk Hill Blue and the second brood of Adonis Blue.

Please bring stout footwear and a packed lunch if staying for the afternoon to visit the lower slopes.   

Meet 11.00 am at the National Trust car park, map reference ST 886 187. There is alternative parking around the triangle at ST 888 185.


This is the week of The Great Dorset Steam Fair so avoid the Blandford area at all costs.