Sunday 29th July 2018: 10.30am

Oven Bottom, Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon

51.554452, -1.211854

A walk to look for butterflies of high summer.

The walk will proceed to the near end of Juniper Valley then bear right up the hill, turn right onto Grim’s Ditch by the dew pond and then on to Oven Bottom, returning by descending Juniper Valley.

From the A417 a mile east of Blewbury turn south along the narrow lane opposite the turning to Aston Upthorpe village. Park and meet by the grain drier half a mile along the lane. O/S grid ref SU550844, landranger map 174. Steep chalk slopes.

Leader and contact Malcolm Brownsword 01235 850668.

This event is taking place during the Big Butterfly Count, so why not download an ID chart and do a 15-minute count of the butterflies you can see?