Annual Glow Worm Walk – 28th June

On the evening of Friday 28th June Hodnet Footpath Group (HFG) are holding our annual Glow Worm Walk – weather allowing*

This is a late evening ‘walk’ when we try to spot some of Hodnet’s rare glow worms.

These rare beetles can be found in the vegetation alongside the old railway line from Hodnet to Wollerton, where during their brief breeding season the females can be spotted ‘glowing’ to attract a mate.

Ideally a warm, dark and dry night is the best time to spot them from mid June to mid July. Unfortunately there is no guarantee of spotting them but most years we see at least a few and it’s always exciting when you do.

Glow worms are not actually worms at all; they are beetles! The fact that they spend most of their lives as larvae and the wingless, glowing adult females don’t look much like beetles, may be why they have such a misleading name 

This year we are meeting at The Bear in Hodnet from 9 pm on and then making our way to the old Railway Line bridge on Station Road, Hodnet, ready for a 10.15 departure. Alternatively you can meet up at the bridge over the old railway line on Station Road, Hodnet, ready for a 10.30 pm start. 

Children and dogs (on leads) welcome. Sensible shoes and clothing and a torch advised (for the homeward walk).

Any queries, or if you’d like to be added to our email list and receive direct info from us in future, please contact David Wilson on 07970 304169

*Note. In case of rain the event will be be cancelled and take place the following Friday 5th July.