Saturday 13th July 2019, 11:00am-1:30pm

Walk Farm, South Brewham, Bruton

Contact

  • Julian Rawlins
  • 01963 240245 or 07716 244866

51.098754551788, -2.3955242021912

Walk Farm, Nr Bruton (between Frome & Wincanton)

Walk Farm covers more than 100 acres of unimproved and flower-rich meadow and pastureland, which is still farmed using the same traditional methods that were used in the 1950s.  We hope, therefore, to find many species in larger than usual numbers.

Walk Leader: Julian Rawlins

Target species:  Large, Small and Essex Skipper, Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper, as well as other wider countryside species such as Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Marbled White and Common Blue. We may also find Painted Lady and Clouded Yellow.  Purple Hairstreak and Silver-washed Fritillary have also been seen here. 

If there is not much sunshine and butterflies are scarce, a wide variety of wildflowers is guaranteed.

Directions:   Meet at OS Grid ref: ST 724 333  (Walk Farm).  Parking will be available in the farm yard. (Nearest postcode: BA10 0LP). 

Public toilets:  Not sure.

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.