Wednesday 15th June 2022, 9:00am-11:00am

Great Chalfield Manor (Melksham)


  • Maurice Avent
  • Tel: 01249 713218 or 07768 256345; Email:

51.367274, -2.2008085

Great Chalfield Manor is the home of the Floyd family who manage their property in partnership with the National Trust; the house has featured in many TV dramas including Poldark and Wolf Hall. Several moths scarce to Wiltshire have been trapped there including Webb’s Wainscot and the Four-spotted Footman.

Location: Park outside the Manor off the lane to the right of the Manor entrance ST 860 632 (Map 173), then walk into the Manor Gardens to the left as you enter the property. The moth traps will be opened on the lawn.

Pre-registration is essential so you MUST inform the trip leader if you are intending to go on the field trip, either directly, through leaving a phone message, or via text message or email, no later than the evening of the day before the trip.  The field trip leader will have the discretion to cancel a field trip if there are no confirmed attendees or due to inclement weather. Please check the event details on the Butterfly Conservation website, or field trip leader for corrections, changes and additions to the programme and to confirm the details prior to joining any field trip.  

If this is your first field trip with Wiltshire Branch please read our guidelines which tell you what to expect and what to bring.