Weather conditions play a very big part in the chances of seeing butterflies. Sunny warm days with little or no wind are ideal when planning to visit. Timing is important for species such as the marsh fritillary which have very short flying seasons. More information on timing can be found within each step.
Total steps: 5
Total steps: 5
Welshmoor car park. Grid reference: SS51924
Starting at the parking area walk 100m south to the edge of the moor where the trees mark the boundary. Search along the edge of the trees and scrub for passing butterflies.
Walk away from the boundary in an east-northeast direction into the moor for roughly 100m. This area is a marsh fritillary hotspot.
Next walk in an east-southeast direction for 150m towards the edge of the moor again. Look out for a clearing that runs behind a thin line of trees. This is a green hairstreak hotspot.
From the clearing, walk in a north-east direction for 125m until it starts to become quite wet underfoot on approach to a runnel. Marsh thistle, a pollinators best friend, is found here.
Next walk north for 50m to the top of a ridge. This track runs east to west through the moor. Following the track west for 375m will take you back to the parking area.
Welshmoor car park. Grid reference: SS515924
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