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Mid Devon Walking Festival: Ashclyst butterfly walk

Get your walking boots on and learn all about the beautiful butterflies that call the Killerton estate home.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

Join us as part of Mid Devon Walking Festival and tale a leisurely walk along sunken lanes and woodland rides, through broad-leaved and coniferous woodland. Keep an eye out for fritillary butterflies (pearl bordered, small pearl-bordered and silver-washed), white admiral and other butterflies.

As you walk, you will learn how to identify butterflies and their habitat, and will be invited to contribute your sightings to our nature recovery database.

Times

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895 Tickets are free but spaces are limited so booking is essential.

Suitability

Children welcome, subject matter may be too advanced.

Meeting point

Meet in Ashclyst Forest Gate car park.

What to bring and wear

This event is outdoors, please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Accessibility

Field and woodland paths are on heavy clay on a gentle slope. There may be many muddy paths, even boggy, especially after rain. Some may find this walk challenging.

Other

Dogs are welcome to join on this walk.

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