Saturday 16th July 2022, 1:30pm-4:00pm

Bannerdown Common, Nr Batheaston


  • Geoff Hiscocks
  • 01225 425921 or 07711 299178

51.418653472606, -2.2980136036743

Bannerdown Common, Nr Batheaston

For this walk we head to North East Somerset for a joint meeting with the Wiltshire branch. This is an afternoon walk that starts at 1.30pm and should finish around 3.30 to 4pm.

Walk Leaders: Geoff Hiscocks


Large Skipper (male/upperwing) - Iain Cowe
Large Skipper

Target species include: Large and Small Skipper, Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Ringlet & Common Blue. Usually at this time of year we also see one or two Small Copper, Purple Hairstreak, Brown Argus and Silver-washed Fritillary.

Day-flying moths and Roesel’s Bush Crickets are also prevalent on the Common.

DirectionsMeet at the parking area on Bannerdown (Roman) Road.  OS ref ST794 689.  Parking is limited; car sharing is recommended.  (Nearest postcode  BA1 8EG)

Public toilets:  Batheaston carpark, London Road.

Butterfly Walks in Somerset & Bristol booklet: Featured on Page 7

Information that applies to all our guided walks

There is no charge for the walks. Children and beginners are especially welcome. No dogs please as some of the sites have livestock on them.

This walk will start promptly at 1.30pm; please take care to arrive in good time.  They are taken at an easy pace and end around 3.30 - 4.00 pm. 

Many sites include steep, rough or wet ground so stout shoes, boots or wellies are recommended. Please inform the walk leader if you have health problems that might affect you on the walk. 

Please be aware of the growing risk of Lyme Disease and take appropriate precautions against ticks.  (click here for more information about ticks and Lyme disease)

If the weather is wet or unseasonably cold and dull, the walk will be cancelled. If you have a query about the walk please phone the Walk Leader.