Martin Down Nature Reserve Map Ref SU 037201.
Leader: Mark Spencer
Objective. To observe any interesting wildlife, especially butterflies and day flying moths.
We will meet in the car park off the A354 Salisbury to Blandford road. Our walk over the site will be
fairly flat, though be aware of loose stones on paths. We will walk the Chalk Downland side of the site
first, returning to the cars for lunch (13.00hrs.) then those that wish to continue, will cross the road to
the Vernditch side, where the site is mostly a Woodland habitat for the afternoon session, which
should end back at the vehicles by about 15.30 Hrs. Stout Walking Boots (not wellingtons !) a walking
stick if required, food and drink if staying for lunch ( water definitely). Camera, binoculars and a good
pocket lens if you have one.
N.B. – NO BUTTERFLY NETS ARE ALLOWED ON THIS SITE, unless you have a permit.