Wednesday 17th July 2024, 11:00am-1:00pm

Langford Heathfield, Nr Wellington


  • John Connolly
  • 01823 274272 / 07721 185696

50.99635021846, -3.2745051383972


Langford Heathfield, Near Langford Budville, Wellington

A walk around Somerset Wildlife Trust's second largest reserve which includes ancient woodland, heathland and ponds.  The walk is on boardwalks and generally flat ground but there are a few stiles to cross which may prove difficult for anyone with mobility problems.  The walk is fairly long, so please bring a drink and some food.

Walk Leader: John Connolly

Purple Hairstreak (male/upperwing) by Jim Asher
Purple Hairstreak

Target species: Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Hairstreak, Small and Large Skipper, Brown Argus, Marbled White and several other species. Marsh Fritillary used to be here, but haven't been seen in recent years.

Directions: Meet at the parking place at the side of the road near Langford Budville at OS Grid ref ST 106 227 (the Jubilee Seat).  Parking is limited.   (Nearest postcode is TA21 0QZ)

Reserve website:  Somerset Wildlife Trust - Langford Heathfield

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.