Sunday 7th July 2024, 11:00am-1:00pm

Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Heath


  • Sue Sherry
  • 07596 004719

51.16978316938, -2.8223913533039

Shapwick Heath NNR

This walk is limited to 20 people, so please pre-book your place by phoning the walk leaders

The Walk will involve a circuit around Shapwick Heath Main reserve closely following the Sweet track route. If there is enough interest, there will be the opportunity of visiting Canada Farm Reserve in the afternoon (Please bring a packed lunch)

Walk Leaders: Sue Sherry   Tel: 07596 004719

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

Directions:   Park & meet at OS Grid: ST 425 414  (Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay).  Nearest postcode is BA6 9TT (takes you 1 mile north of AMC).

Public toilets & Cafe:  Avalon Marshes Centre

Further information: Shapwick Heath

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.