Tuesday 9th July 2024, 11:00am-1:00pm

Lords Wood, Chew Valley


  • Roger Perkins
  • 07505 364975

51.366624578188, -2.5316667557537

WALK CANCELLED - due to weather

PLEASE NOTE - This date of this walk has been changed and it is now on Tues 9th July (not Thurs 11th as listed in Arion)

Lords Wood, Nr Pensford, Chew Valley

A private woodland managed by Forestry England with rides, ponds, etc., which is kept open, cleared and landscaped by the owners.

Walk Leader: Roger Perkins

Target species:  White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary and Hairstreaks.

Directions:   Park & meet at OS Grid: ST 631 632  (Birchwood Lane).  Access is off the A37 about half a mile north of Chelwood roundabout.  (The turning into Birchwood Lane (No through road) can be easily missed since it appears to go up beside a house and is not signposted).  Nearest postcode: BS39 4NG.  What3Words ///rolled.trailer.mammoth

Public toilets:  Not sure.

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.