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National Insect Week returns in 2020

High Brown Fritillary Trail at Heddon Valley

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:00

Learn more about the rare High Brown Fritillary and where to spot them in this informative trail for adults.

Heddon Valley is home to some of the rarest butterflies in the country, including the High Brown Fritillary.

If you want to know more, this informative trail will help you discover some of the best spots to see these beautiful butterflies and learn about how we care for the special landscape in which they thrive.

Pick up your trail from the National Trust shop.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for adults

Cost details

Free

Accessibility

Uneven ground in place. All-terrain mobility scooters are available to hire. Please call 01598 763402 for more information.

Did you know?

Most poisonous

There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.