Monday, 24 May 2010

Survey reports 2010

2010 reports, most recent first

f = glowing females, m = males, l = larvae. Date of maximum numbers only is shown. Grid references are given only for publicly accessible sites. For more information about the UK Glow Worm Survey please go to

I'm now adding a link to to the location for non-private sites. Bear in mind that glow worms are often spread over an area, so this may be the place to start looking.

8 October
Highampton Cycle Path Devon (SS475038) , 2l

6 October
Oakwood Bottom Gloucestershire (SO602065) 1 l

Former chalk quarry, Strood, Kent (private land), larvae found under felt

3 September
Flitwick Moor NR, Beds (TL046354)

26 August
A28 between St Michaels and High Halden (TQ883360), 1f

22 August
The Mineral Line, near Kentsford Park caravan site, Watchet, Somerset, 1f

19 August
Malthouse Lane, Warehorne, Kent (TQ988345), 1f

17 August
Cobtree Manor Country Park Kent (TQ746589), 2f

14 August
Remenham, Berks (private land) 2f

13 August
Sandhurst, Kent (TQ815295), 1f
Holywell Bay Cornwall (SW767590), 1f

12 August
Union Drove, Langport, Somerset (ST433272), 10f

9 August
Navvies Hole, Grafham, Surrey (TQ033416)
Hythe Military Canal , Kent (TR124341), 16f
White Down, Dorking, Surrey (TQ115489), 20f (approximate date and number)

8 August
Holmsley Inclosure, New Forest, Hants (SZ223999), 7f
Bethersden, Kent (private garden), 2f

7 August
Branch Wood, Downley Buckinghamshire (SU838945), 11f
Penshurst, Kent, private garden, 15f

6 August
Nash Bank Field, Instead Rise, Kent (TQ638691) 4f
Jarmany Hill, Barton St David, Somerset (ST538322), 1f
Wootton Creek, Isle of Wight, private land, 6f

5 August
Tarka Trail, Instow (SS475313) 4f
Highbrooks, Somerset (ST492261), 7f 1m
Hatley Road, Potton, Beds (TL252502), 2f

4 August
Shouldham Warren, Norfolk (TF678102), 1f
Kennet & Avon canalside, Sells Green, Wilts (ST959617 ), 20f, 10l

2 August
Little Marlow gravel pit, Bucks (SU882873) 34f (access opposite Spade Oak pub)
Node's Point camp site, Ryde, Isle of Wight, 11f

1 August
Emmer Green, Berks (private garden), 1f
Hamble Common Hampshire (SU480062), 3f

31 July
Alfold, Surrey (private garden) 1f
Henfield Common West Sussex (TQ222155), 3f
Gatehampton Lane, Hartslock, Oxfordshire (SU614797), 1f
Fulbourn Fen Cambridgeshire (TL529572), 2f
Dancing Ledge, Langton Matravers Dorset (SY993771), 5f

30 July
Ivythorne Hill, Glastonbury, 2f
Rinsey West Cliff (SW588273), Cornwall, 3f, 2m
Leith Hill, Surrey, private garden, 1f

29 July
Sewell Old Railway Line, Beds (SP980228), 1f
Billacombe Green, Plymouth Devon (SX518539), 2f
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, private garden, 3f

28 July
Pheasants Hill, Bucks (SU783873), 1f
SW coastal path between Thurlestone and Bantham Devon (SX663433), 5f
New Road, Beer, Devon (private garden), 4f

27 July
Milton Creek Country Park, Sittingbourne, Kent (garden adjoining), 1f
Little London, Shere, Surrey (TQ073469), 1f
Aldington Frith, Kent, private garden, 1f
West Wycombe Hill, Bucks (SU827949), 8f in churchyard and on hill

26 July
Penshurst Station (Chiddingstone Causeway) Kent (TQ520463), 12f
Churchyard, Chiddingstone Causeway, Kent (TQ521466) , 18f
Hollicombe, Paignton, Devon (SX897625), 2f
Charleton Beacon, Devon (SX754419), 12f
Gibbet Marsh East Sussex (TQ913200), 1f
Conkwell, Avon, private garden, 3f
Cullpepper Dorset (SY817924), 3f
Round Plantation. Mildenhall, Suffolk (TL726754) , 2f

25 July
Treknow, Cornwall (SX056866), 1f
Ideford Common, Devon (SX902787), 1f

24 July
Sennen, Cornwall, 60+ f
Coneyhurst, W Sussex, private garden, 5f

23 July
Totternhoe Knolls, Beds (SP983222) 39f
Effingham, Surrey (TQ107553), 8f

22 July
Marlow RFC (SU861864), 5f

21 July
Aston Rowant Nature Reserve, Oxon (SU725969), 33f

20 July
Brush Hill, Bucks (SP820034), 15f 1m
Ivinghoe Beacon East side Bucks (SP965169), 80f
Box Hill, Surrey (TQ183512), 8f, 3m
Kenilworth Common, Warwickshire (SP298730), 10f, 2l
Hobbs Lane, Beckley, Sussex (TQ863245), 11f

19 July
Plumpton Green, Sussex (TQ361165)
Monmouth Cemetery (SO508136), 10+f
Abbotstone Down Hampshire (SU584361), 9f
Black Hill East Sussex (TQ481306), 2f

18 July
Mayfield School fields East Sussex (TQ 585275), 6f
St Lawrence, Isle of Wight, private garden, 2f
Harcamlow Way, Melbourn Cambridgeshire (TL375437), 2f
Naas Lane, Quedgeley, Glos (SO820125), 10ish during July
Grand Union Canal, Boxmoor, Herts (TL035062), 25+ f
Wissett, Suffolk, 2f (seen in churchyard -- no date available)

17 July
Old Worcester Road Herefordshire (SO744402), 24f
Witham River Walk, Essex (TL818149), 27f
Portland Bill, Dorset (SY682688), 2f
Salehurst, E Sussex(TQ745257) , 3f 1m
Waste Wood (North) East Sussex, 2f
Hadlow Down Church Yard East Sussex (TQ530242), 8f
Hodnet Countryside Site Shropshire (SJ622293), 2f
High Cross, Woodland, Cumbria (SD247881)
Hyde Common Hampshire (SU176128), 1f
Chickerell churchyard, Dorset (SY643807), 5f

16 July
Loders, Dorset, private garden, 1f
Keinton Mandeville, Somerset (ST548294), 10f 1m
Steephill Cove, Isle of Wight (SZ551769), 5f
Hoad's Wood Kent (TQ993445), 1f
Worle Hill North Somerset (ST346631), 1f
Woodland surrounding Basildon Golf Course Essex (TQ718872), 2f

15 July
Premier Inn car park, Loudwater, Bucks (SU905907), 9f
Kingsfold, W Sussex, on private land, 1f
Clowes Wood, Kent (TR125625), 4f
Kennet & Avon canal towpath, Trowbridge, Wilts (ST853593), 20f (precise date and number not given)

14 July
Gwithian Towans, Cornwall (SW580406)
Chiltern Way, Flackwell Heath, Bucks (SU885899), 3f
Barton Hills, Herts (TL091296), 12f
Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire (SK726095) (exact date and numbers not given)
Birling Wood Kent (TQ678598) (exact date and numbers not given; 'into double figures')

13 July
Windlesham, W Sussex (private garden), 1f
Beckley Woods, E Sussex (TQ855215), 1f
Old Winchester Hill, Hants, 20f

12 July
Upper Ratley, Hants, private garden, 11f
Winterslow, Wiltshire (SU238329), 4f
Feniton, Devon, 1f
Ladies' Mile Nature Reserve East Sussex (TQ316091), 15f

10 July
Farthing Down and Happy Valley, Surrey (TQ307566), 20f
Shepreth L-Moor Cambridgeshire (TL383473), 3f
Dersingham Bog, Norfolk (TF663285), 1f
Rackley Lane, Compton Bishop, Somerset (ST396548), 5f
Sandleheath, Hampshire, private garden, 1f
Bishopstone, Seaford, E Sussex (TV466998)
Dunwich Heath, Suffolk, 15f
Sheffield Bottom, Theale, Berks (SU650698), 8f
Oxford Canal towpath at Wolvercote village Oxfordshire (SP495096)
Withey Beds LNR Herts (TQ078940), 1f
Off A438, Midsummer Hill, Herefordshire (SO759369), 13f

9 July
Knocking Hoe/Knocking Knoll Herts (TL132307)
Bisley Road Cemetery, Stroud Gloucestershire (SO863048), 16f
Hempstead, Gillingham, Kent, private garden, 1f
Bristol-Bath cycle track, Bitton, Avon(ST675694), 4f
Coates, Gloucestershire (SO970003). 2f
Heol Pont-y-cwcw bridge, Newport, (ST302846), 6f

8 July
Combe Down, Bath, private road, 1f
Gomshall railway footbridge, Surrey (TQ079473), 3f
Luddesdown Valley, Kent (TQ680671),
Granite Way cycle track, Devon, between SX536902 and SX566926, 3f
Uplowman churchyard, Devon (ST013154), 4f
Footpath from Dormansland station, Sussex (TQ397415), 38f (7 on 10th; 25 on 11th)
Anna's Walk and Warren Hill, Wiltshire (SU260474), 8f (MoD land)

7 July
Beacon Hill, Burghclere, Hampshire (SU458575), 110f
Walberswick Common Suffolk (TM490754), 7f
Warsash Common, Hampshire (SU503058), 1f
Roydon Fen, near Diss, Norfolk (TM102795), 3f
Lawson's Clump, Wareham Forest, Dorset (SY922909), 1f

6 July
Kinson Common Dorset (SZ068961), 6f

5 July
The Star Inn, East Tytherley, Hampshire (SU294282), 21f
Stoke Climsland, Devon, private garden, 1f
Bisons Hill, Whipsnade, Beds (SP998185), 7f
Barton Turf, Norfolk (TG358225), 1f
Breamore, Hants (SU149173), 1f

4 July
Holme Woods Cambridgeshire (TL207883), 2f
Streatley, Berks, (SU594808), 1f
Creech, Dorset, 1f
A396 Bickleigh-Tiverton, Devon SS946088
Kingswood, Kent, private garden, 2f

3 July
Brandon, Warwickshire, 9f, 2m
Thornthwaite Moss Cumbria (SD235880), 2f
Thrislington Nature Reserve, Durham (NZ315325), 15f
Cliff path, Portland, Dorset (SY704717), 15f
Sturminster Newton, Dorset, private land, 1f
Holton St. Peter churchyard, Suffolk, 2f

2 July
Nacton, Suffolk (TM225411), 2f
Upnor Castle, Kent,(TQ758709), 1f
Fairwarp, Sussex, private garden, 1f
Clapwatter Lane, Splaynes Green, Fletching East Susex (TQ 432 249) 1f
Bosham, Hants, private garden, 3f
Bewl Water, East Sussex (TQ683335), 1f
Freshwater East, Pembroke (SS015977), 20-30f

1 July
Campbell Road Park Hampshire (SU462177), 2f
A36 Plaitford Village Hall Hampshire (SU278193), 6f
Coxbench disused railway line Derbyshire (SK371433), 1f
Roydon Common, Norfolk, (TF686229), 2f

30 June
Stratford-Upon-Avon Greenway Warwickshire (SP196540), 2f
Five Lords' Burgh East Sussex TQ487033, 19f
Bolney, W Sussex, private garden, 1f
Hackney Lane, Kingsteignton Devon (SX879725), 3f

29 June
Sutton Park, W Mids, (SP111970), 7f
Emmetts Folly, Devon (SX568929), 3f
Basing Road, Basingstoke, Hants (SU654528), 92f

28 June
Drayton, Hants, private garden, 4f
Edge Common Gloucestershire SO846093, 10f 1m
Canal towpath, Theale Berks (SU647704), 12f
Maynards Green, E Sussex, private garden, 7f

27 June
Royal Common, Milford, Surrey, 6f
Verwood, Dorset, 1f
Portland, Dorset, 3f
Littlemoor top fields, Weymouth, Dorset (SY680826), 1f
Old Warden Tunnel Nature Reserve, Beds (TL112448), 2f
Westhope, Herefordshire, private garden, 1f
The Priory church yard, Breedon on the hill Leicestershire, 1f
Wishmoor Bottom Berkshire (SU872627), 1f, 5m
Tyn-y-Coed, Oswestry, Shropshire, private garden, 6f

26 June
Arne, Dorset (SU965878), 3f
Lorna Doone Walk/Badgworthy Water Devon (SS794466), 1f
Clare Country Park, Suffolk (TL778453), 1f
Graffham, W Sussex, private garden, 2f

25 June
Bordon, Hants, private garden, 1f
Warren Acre, Kent, private garden, 1f
Weston Mouth Beach, Devon (SY160878), 2f
Haughmond Hill, Shropshire (SJ546136), 29f 4m
Battle Great Wood Sussex (TQ774159), 1f
Iron Mills Common, Glos, 4f
Lavernock Point Vale of Glamorgan (ST180678), 7f

24 June
Stapleton, Bristol, (ST609757), 1f
Lisvane and Thornhill Rail Station/Parc Cefn Onn
Overton Churchyard, Hants (SU515500), 13f
Lardon Chase, Streatley, Berks (SU588809), 10f 1m
Hannafore Point, Looe, Cornwall (SX252522), 20f
Padley Chapel, Derbys, (SK247789), 2f
Pamber Heath, Hants, garden, 1f
Pennymoor, Tiverton, Devon, private garden 1f
Wirral Country Park, Hooton, Cheshire (SJ351782) 3f
Balfron, Stirlingshire, 1f
Townclose Hills LNR, Kippax, Yorks (SE405303), 9f, 3m

23 June
Rendcomb, Gloucestershire, (SP021101), 3f
Swarraton, Hants, private garden, 2f
Newnham, Glos, private garden, 1f
Clowes Wood, Canterbury, Kent (TR127632), 2f
Foulden Common, Norfolk (TF760002), 1f
Chard, Somerset, private garden, 1f
Weldon Woodland Park, Northants, (SP920892), 2f (28 on 27 June)
Lea Wood, Lea Bridge Derbyshire (SK317561), 1f
West Wycombe, Bucks (SU829947), a few
Bolney, W Sussex, private garden, 1

22 June
Alderbury, Salisbury, private garden, 1f
Storrington, W Sussex, private garden, 1f
Malvern Common, Worcs (SO780445), 1f
Steyning Rifle Range West Sussex (TQ166111), 6f, 3m
Hodnet Railway line, Shropshire (SJ622290), 59f

21 June
Ochil Hills, Clackmannanshire NS850976, 4f
Durlston Country Park, Swanage, Dorset (SZ030771) 7f
Blean Woods, Canterbury, Kent (TR115596) 1f
Finstock, Oxon, 9f
Shalbourne, Wilts (SU319595), 3f
Deer Park, Wooltack point, Pembrokeshire (SM756091) 2of
Bethersden, Kent, 1f

20 June
Barford St Martin, Wilts, private garden, 1f
Oldbury, Kent, private garden, 2f
Shotesham, Norfolk (TM242997), 1f
Porth Ceiriad, Cilan Gwynedd (SH313251), 3f

19 June
Cookham, Berks (SU887853), 1f
Lorne Hill Farm Berkshire (SU370776), 10f

18 June
Cydweli, Carmarthenshire, private garden, 1f
Slaughterford, Wilts, private site, 4f
Wrotham Heath, Kent, private garden, 1f

17 June
Porton, Wiltshire, private garden, 8f
Brush Hill, Princes Risborough, Bucks (SP821034), 7f 1m
Crockerton, Wilts, private garden, 2f
St Marychurch, Torquay, private land, 2f
Godlingston Heath, Dorset, private garden, 4f

16 June
Jerry's Hole, Letchworth, Herts (TL186317), 5f
West Chiltington Common, Sussex, private garden, 1f

15 June
Inwardleigh, Devon, private garden, 19f (29f on 23 June)

14 June
Monkton Combe, Somerset, private garden, 4f 2m
Geldeston, Norfolk, Disused railway track (TM392916), 3f

13 June
Western Link Field, Faversham, Kent (TQ994616), 3f

12 June
St Neot, Cornwall, private garden, 1f
Chambers Farm Wood, Lincs (TF148738), 1f
Camshaw's Wood, Lincs (TF123741), 2f
Ffordd yr Orsaf , Llanenddwyn , Gwynedd SH577234 1f

11 June
Greenham, Berks (SU4997165164), 4f

8 June
Soberton, Hants, private garden, 1f
Dunkirk, Kent, private garden, 1f

7 June
Tregaron, Ceredigion, private garden, 2f (5f on 9 June)

5 June
Pirbright, Surrey, private garden. 4f
Highfields, Caldecote, Cambs, private garden, 1f

4 June
Milkham Inclosure, New Forest, Hants (SU214101), 1f (5 on 10 June over 1 mile stretch)

31 May
Rushmere Park, Heath & Reach, Beds (SP916281) 2 l

24 May
Clipstone Old Quarter (SK606670) Sherwood Forest Notts 1f (11f seen on 1 June)