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Sharpenhoe Clappers, Bedfordshire

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Sharpenhoe Clappers is a classic chalk escarpment and part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is crowned with traces of an Iron Age hill-fort
and an impressive beech wood.

The main subjects of the outing are butterflies, other insects and chalk-specialising flowers. This is a wonderful site for butterflies, especially Chalkhill Blues. The timing of their emergence obviously changes each year so no guarantees on numbers.

We will meet on Sunday morning and spend the day up till around 2.30 pm hunting for and photographing butterflies and other insects. There is the option to stay overnight, visiting another site on Sunday evening and then joining a dawn visit to Sharpenhoe to get the awakening and mating butterflies. I am staying at the Travelodge, Toddington Services, southbound on the M1. If this does not appeal, there will be other accomodation in the area. The Services does have some food outlets including an M&S at the moment.

Please email for further details if you have any queries about the outing or the overnight option.

Free to RPS Members, £5 for non-members

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Ann Miles


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Sharpenhoe Clappers

363 Sharpenhoe Road




MK45 5SH