Saturday 13th July 2024, 11:00am-1:00pm

Carymoor Enviromental Centre, Castle Cary


  • Julian Rawlins
  • 07933 783838 or 01963 240245

51.077631912386, -2.5479483604431

Carymoor Environmental Centre, Castle Cary

Carymoor Environmental Centre is a capped landfill site with mostly grassland habitats, hedgerows and small wooded areas.  The site is not generally open to the public other than by appointment, so this is a good opportunity to visit.  

Adjacent areas are still in use for landfill, so the entrance gate is locked on Saturdays but will be opened for us between 10.00 and 10.45, after which time there will be no access.

Note that we will probably be required to wear high vis waistcoats/tabards, so please bring one if possible, otherwise the Centre will provide; the butterflies really do not mind!

Walk Leader: Julian Rawlins

Species: Given decent weather we should see at least 15 species in good numbers.

Directions: Meet at the Carymoor Centre, Dimmer Lane, Castle Cary BA7 7NR. From the B3135, turn into Dimmer Lane and then keep following signs for the Carymoor Centre  There is ample parking at the centre.

Grid Ref: ST 616 311         What3Words: ///winds.wasps.eyebrows

Toilets: The centre will be opened especially for us, so that we can use the toilets.

Bring a packed lunch / picnic to have after we've finished the walk.  Please also bring your own mug - as we may have be able to have cup of tea or coffee at the centre.

Carymoor Environmental Trust website:

Information that applies to all our guided walks

  • New for 2024 - All guided walks need to be pre-booked.  Please contact the walk leader (up to 24hrs in advance).  Contact details (email and/or phone) are on the left hand side of this event page.
  • There is no charge for the walks. Children and beginners are especially welcome.
  • Butterfly Conservation members from other branch areas are welcome to join us.
  • 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 we aim to finish 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.