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Butterfly Walk at Letchworth

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:00

Butterfly walk for Small Blue butterfly and other grassland species on land off Hillbrow, Letchworth

Grid reference/postcode:TL207319 [Landranger Map 166] or postcode SG6 3RF

11:00 meeting at the top of the field next to the playground which is down a small entrance road off Hillbrow (Between house numbers 55 and 57) in Letchworth.  This entry road is signposted for the Letchworth Garden City Greenway and leads past some garages and a playground through an accessible gate.

Hillbrow can be accessed from the town centre down Station Way, and High Avenue and Burnell Rise. There is no car park and these are narrow suburban roads so you may have to park a little way away. Landmark bus 53 stops nearby at West View and runs from Letchworth station every hour. Nearest station is Letchworth station (Great Northern from London King’s Cross).

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Free to all

Accessibility

Generally easy walking but wear reasonable footwear as there may be some mud and grassland may be damp.

Did you know?

Wing scales

Butterfly and moth wings have scales, as well as creating species' patterns these help control body temperature.

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