Sites for National Grid Square: NX

The map below shows sites for this grid square, each represented by a pin that, when clicked, will show the species at that site. The Grid References provided in the table below the map can be used on Ordnance Survey maps, or on a website such as This is currently more accurate than the Google Map rendering you see below (which is up to 200 metres out).

The Grid Square represented by this map is often divided into squares of 10 kilometres each, numbered 0 to 9 from the south west corner, in both an easterly and northerly direction. This allows a Grid Reference such as SU32 to be specified (where SU is the National Grid Square, 3 is the easting and 2 the northing). Further division gives a more detailed reference, such as SU317201 (where SU is the National Grid Square, 317 is the easting and 201 is the northing).


Distribution data (2000-2009) has been made available through the generosity of Butterfly Conservation. Any subspecies distribution is taken from the book British and Irish Butterflies, by Adrian Riley. Based on this data, the following species and subspecies may be found in this grid square:

Species selection:

In the table below, the icon links to a Google search based on the site name, and the and icons (where present) link, respectively, to Google Maps and Streetmap representations of the grid reference.

Site Name Grid Reference Species Subtaxon
Castlehill Point NX85105350 Grayling ssp. scota
Northern Brown Argus ssp. artaxerxes
Feoch Meadows NX26308160 Green Hairstreak
Large Heath ssp. polydama
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Kirkconnell Flow NNR NX96707000 Large Heath ssp. polydama
Knowetop Lochs NX706786 Large Heath ssp. polydama
Scotch Argus ssp. caledonia
Lochaber Loch NX92407040 Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Mabie Forest NX930720 Dark Green Fritillary
Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Purple Hairstreak
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Port O'Warren NX88005350 Dingy Skipper ssp. tages
Northern Brown Argus ssp. artaxerxes
Rockcliffe NX852526 Grayling ssp. scota
Northern Brown Argus ssp. artaxerxes
St Bees NX95861187 Small Blue
Wood of Cree NX38207090 Purple Hairstreak
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Workington NX99503030 Small Blue