This is a chance to see how these fantastic insects brighten up our countryside like winged jewels, as well as understand the important role they play as pollinators.
With an expert guide you will go off the beaten track through sheltered woodland rides where a flash of colour and elegance might reveal White Admirals or a Silver-washed Fritillary flitting across your path.
With your guide you will learn how to identify some of the 28 species that Wild Ken Hill hosts, finding out why the Fritillary is Silver-washed and seeing just how blue is a Common Blue. Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Peacock, Meadow Brown are all more common sights, but who knows what else you’ll find.
Your guide will help you to understand how spectacular their abundance is from an ecological point of view, pointing out the species of tree and plants they need to survive.
This guided tour needs dry weather to go ahead – lucky we’re in sunny and dry Norfolk. Your guide will contact you to postpone or cancel if absolutely necessary.
AM/PM: The Butterflies Guided Tour always take place in the morning
Start Time: 09:30 (please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time)
Duration: Around 2 and a half hours
- Tour typically on foot. Possible vehicle use in bad weather.
- Moderate walking pace with frequent stops. Moderate fitness is best to cope with walking on uneven ground. There are a small number of hilly slopes with gradients no steeper than 20%.
- Walking distance: 2-4 km
- This tour needs kind summer weather and is therefore weather dependent. Trousers, sleeve-length tops and robust shoes are required in all weathers, as the ground is uneven and the long grass can be wet or scratchy. In wet or cold weather, a warm waterproof coat and wellington boots are required.
- Suitable for Children 12 and over. For little legs and impatient enthusiasts please see The Big Picture on Wheels guided tour.
- Covid-19 secure