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Events - Detailed Information

Shown below is the full details of the event you have selected including, where appropriate, a description of the site, where to meet and other notes such as directions to the event venue.

Please bear in mind that due to the nature of our field trips and moth nights, it is suggested that you wear suitable clothing and stout footwear. You may be visiting wild places so always be aware of your own safety and the safety of others with your group.

If you have a medical condition or intend to leave the group at any time before the event ends, please ensure you let the event leader know, especially during moth nights and butterfly walks.

Moth nights and butterfly walks generally go ahead even if the weather conditions are not ideal. However, we recommend that if in doubt, you contact the event leader (Mike Slater and Tony Penycate) to check that the event is going ahead as planned.

Butterfly Walk
Cumbria Weekend Butterfly Trip

Friday  14-07-2017
14.00 to


Join other members of the Warwickshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation for a butterfly weekend in Cumbria.

Our target species for the weekend include northern brown argus, high brown fritillary, large heath and mountain ringlet but we are likely to see a great deal of other wildlife during our walks too plus the occasional visit to the local pubs too!

The itinerary is flexible and weather dependent but you are welcome to meet up with us whenever you like during the weekend. We will have an initial meeting/walk at Warton Crag Quarry on Friday 14th July at 2.00pm where details of the proposed itinerary will be made available.

Where to Meet

Several Warwickshire Branch members/committee members will be staying in the vicinity of Arnside just south of the Lake District between Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July and would be happy to meet up with other members and butterfly enthusiast. The itinerary is flexible and weather dependent but we will initially meet at the Warton Crag Quarry Car Park (Grid Ref: SD491 723) at 2.00pm on Friday 14th July.

Please email Tony Penycate or call 07419 772791 or email Mike Slater or call 01788 335881 if you wish to attend this event.


Other information

Please email Tony Penycate or call 07419 772791 or email Mike Slater or call 01788 335881 for more information.

Event Leader: Mike Slater and Tony Penycate Event Leader

Mike Slater and Tony Penycate

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Event Leaders

All of our outdoor events such as butterfly walks, moth nights and work parties are led by experienced local experts who are actively involved in butterfly and moth conservation in Warwickshire.

Terry Southgate
Mike Slater - 01788 335881
Keith Warmington - 01827 715873
David Brown - 01789 840295
Nigel Stone - 02476 335189
Steven Cheshire - 07870 598691
Phil Parr - 01788 578272

Field Trip Health & Safety

Common sense is key to an enjoyable time. Wear strong walking boots to protect your feet, bring waterproof clothing, and make sure you drink plenty of water. Sunblock is advisable when attending a butterfly walk, warm clothing is required on moth nights.

If you have any medical conditions, please make sure that the event leader is aware of this.

Children under 16 are welcome to attend all of our events but they should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

If you intend to leave an event early, please ensure the leader knows.

Branch Health and Safety Documents

Butterfly Conservation Field Trip Guide Download pdf
Butterfly Conservation Insurance Note Download pdf

Butterfly Conservation Insurance Cover

Butterfly Conservation Insurance 2010-11Download pdf