I’ve started walking the Cotswold Way – at weekends. The route runs from Chipping Camden to Bath. Today I walked a section from Chipping Camden to Broadway.
The Common Blue butterfly is indeed common. Its larvae feed on bird’s foot trefoil and other members of the pea family.
The Speckled Wood is also common. I photographed the Orange Tip on a ‘woodland ride’ which is where my excellent Dorling Kindersley guidebook says they are most likely to be found. The distribution of the Orange Tip is somewhat patchy but can be locally abundant.
Broadway Tower was built for Lady Coventry in 1798. More on WikiPedia