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Holtspur Bottom Butterfly Reserve

Holtspur Valley Events

Road sign pointing to Holtspur Valley nature reservesSign pointing down Riding Lane towards Holtspur Bank & Holtspur Bottom Nature Reserves.

There are two separate Nature Reserves in the Holtspur Valley, and each is managed slightly differently.

The first, Holtspur Bank Local Nature Reserve (LNR) is an area of chalk grassland and ancient woodland, managed by a local Friends group. In all, this reserve covers around eight hectares.

The second Reserve is Holtspur Bottom, on the opposite side of the valley, an area of restored chalk grassland, managed primarily for butterflies and moths by volunteers from the local Upper Thames branch of Butterfly Conservation. It covers around 4.5 hectares.

This page lists events from both Reserves. Everyone is welcome to join us, though do make sure you go to the appropriate start point for each event!

SEPTEMBER 2016
Holtspur Bank: Sunday September 25th, 2:30 Autumn walk with Derek Bourne. Everyone welcome!
Meet at the Scout hut, Holtspur Top Lane end of Cherry Tree Road, HP9 1BH.

SEPTEMBER 2016
Holtspur Bank: Sunday September 25th 10am-12 noon. Work party.
Meet in the reserve access off Riding Lane, HP9 1BT.

OCTOBER 2016
Holtspur Bank: Sunday October 23rd, 2:30 Fungus foray with Penny Cullington. Everyone welcome!
Meet at the Scout hut, Holtspur Top Lane end of Cherry Tree Road, HP9 1BH.

OCTOBER 2016
Holtspur Bank: Sunday October 30th 10am-12 noon. Work party.
Meet in the reserve access off Riding Lane, HP9 1BT.

NOVEMBER 2016
Holtspur Bottom: Sunday November 20th 10am-1am. Work party.
Meet at the Holtspur Bottom Reserve entrance in Riding Lane. Grid reference SU918906. Nearest postcode HP9 1BT.

NOVEMBER 2016
Holtspur Bank: Sunday November 27th 10am-12 noon. Work party.
Meet in the reserve access off Riding Lane, HP9 1BT.

DECEMBER 2016
Holtspur Bottom: Sunday December 11th 10am-1am. Work party.
Meet at the Holtspur Bottom Reserve entrance in Riding Lane. Grid reference SU918906. Nearest postcode HP9 1BT.

JANUARY 2017
Holtspur Bank: Sunday January 8th 10am-12 noon. Work party.
Meet in the reserve access off Riding Lane, HP9 1BT.

JANUARY 2017
Holtspur Bottom: Sunday January 15th 10am-1am. Work party.
Meet at the Holtspur Bottom Reserve entrance in Riding Lane. Grid reference SU918906. Nearest postcode HP9 1BT.

FEBRUARY 2017
Holtspur Bottom: Sunday February 5th 10am-1am. Work party.
Meet at the Holtspur Bottom Reserve entrance in Riding Lane. Grid reference SU918906. Nearest postcode HP9 1BT.

FEBRUARY 2017
Holtspur Bottom: Sunday February 26th 10am-1am. Work party.
Meet at the Holtspur Bottom Reserve entrance in Riding Lane. Grid reference SU918906. Nearest postcode HP9 1BT.

FEBRUARY 2017
Holtspur Bank: Sunday February 26th 10am-12 noon. Work party.
Meet in the reserve access off Riding Lane, HP9 1BT.

MARCH 2017
Holtspur Bank: Sunday March 26th 10am-12 noon. Work party.
Meet in the reserve access off Riding Lane, HP9 1BT.

APRIL 2017
Holtspur Bank: Sunday April 30th 10am-12 noon. Work party.
Meet in the reserve access off Riding Lane, HP9 1BT.

 

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