Where to see butterflies in the South West
You can't beat butterflying. It takes you into the heartland of our best landscapes in the South West at the peak of their summer beauty.
Here in the South West you can see 51 of the 59 annual British species of butterfly, and it's great for immigrant butterflies too - making it the richest region in the country for butterfly wealth. The mysterious Large Blue and diminutive Lulworth Skipper can only be seen here.
The rich coastal habitats of cliffs, combes and sand dunes, as well as downs, moors and meadows, are all excellent for butterfly hunters.