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Glanville Fritillary Walk at Compton

Sat 25 May. Discover the butterflies of the Afton area on an official Butterfly Conservation walk across the downs and along the cliffs.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join a guided walk through one of the best areas on the Island for butterflies. Along the way, spot Glanville Fritillary, Green Hairstreak, Small and Adonis Blues.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Booking details

Call 01983 741020


Great for those who like walking and discovering nature.

Meeting point

Meet at Afton Down Chalk-pit car park, (SZ35978563) off A3055, Military Road, near Freshwater Bay. What3words: aimlessly. sweeper. pastels.

What to bring and wear

Please wear sturdy footwear.


Please be aware that there will be uneven ground, some steep steps and a road to cross.

Upcoming events


Compton Bay Fossil Walks 

9 & 23 March, 2, 4, 9 & 11 April, 28 & 30 May. Join Wight Coast Fossils at Compton Bay and travel back in time 130 million years to the Cretaceous period as you discover the fossils of the Compton coast.

Event summary

9 Mar to 30 May 2024
15:00 to 16:00
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