Sunday 5th May 2019, 11:00am-1:30pm

Buckland Wood, Blackdown Hills.


  • Nigel Cottle
  • 07503 974612

50.955802688556, -3.1562822426981

Buckland Wood, Blackdown Hills.

The second guided walk of the season.  This time to Buckland Wood, a Forestry Commision reserve managed by the Butterfly Conservation and the Neroche Project under a HLS Grant.

Dingy Skipper (upperwing) - Iain Leach
Dingy Skipper

Walk Leader: Nigel Cottle.

Target species: Dingy Skipper & other spring species.

Directions:  Meet at OS Grid ST 188 180. Parking is available either inside the Reserve gate, or on roadside (narrow lane).  Zoom in on the map to see location & entrance. 

Public toilets:  Not sure.

Butterfly Walks in Somerset & Bristol booklet: Featured on Page 14

Details of the walk can also be found on the branch website (link here)

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.

Except where indicated, all walks start promptly at 11.00 am; please take care to arrive in good time.  They are taken at an easy pace and end around 1.00 - 1.30 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.