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Plants & Butterflies of Hutton Roof Crag, Cumbria

Sunday 13 July, 11am-4pm,

Dr Angus Lunn.

This Cumbria Wildlife Trust reserve includes splendid limestone pavement, and other mainly calcareous habitats. Special plants include Rigid Buckler-fern Dryopteris submontana, Limestone Fern Gymnocarpium robertianum, Angular Solomon’s Seal Polygonatum odoratum and Dark-red Helleborine Epipactis atrorubens. The site is also one of the best in the region for butterfly species.

The easiest approach is from the M6, leaving at the A65 Kirkby Lonsdale junction. From the A6070 (southwards) turn left along a minor road at Clawthorpes and within a mile park on the verge where there is a bridleway signpost for Burton (grid ref SD543783). Bring lunch and walking boots (the limestone pavement can be awkward, especially if damp).