Butterfly and more orchids walk, Thursday 27 May 2021

The weather forecast looks favourable to see some butterflies on Thursday. A different route is planned from 12 days previously, which you can see at https://www.outdooractive.com/en/routeplanner/?fromtmpl=210596696 

However, there is an escape route. You could walk up to the so-called "orchid bank" and leave the main walk there to walk directly back to Pyecombe on the bridleway on your own.  That loop could take about 90 mins in total from the start. 

The Common-spotted and other orchids will be emerging too as the Early-purples "go over".

Above, a Greater Butterfly orchid from 2nd June 2020

An Adonis blue butterfly https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies/adonis-blue

was also seen on this day in 2020, which I had forgotten!

This is a 6Km, moderately tough walk with 250m of ascent and descent with eight stiles, slippery in places when poles are very useful.  It is NOT suitable for inexperienced walkers 

Limited to TWELVE Ramblers only, please email me at peter.lovett@gmail.com with name, mobile and membership numbers to request a place and await a confirmation email. Or text 07842 537 361.  Assistance dogs only, otherwise NO dogs. Please bring a snack and carry an ICE card (in case of emergencies).,

Meet at 10:15hr to leave latest 10:30hr. in the "old A23 cul-de-sac" just beyond the white fence: Grid Reference TQ 122 288126   Click this link for a picture on Google maps up the road from the Plough pub.

https://www.google.com/maps/@50.8990288,-0.1677832,3a,75y,316.68h,1...

And below for a map.  

https://gridreferencefinder.com/#gr=TQ2888912699|Point_s_A|1

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