Sites for National Grid Square: NY

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
Bellcrag Flow NY772724 Large Heath ssp. polydama
Birks NY38401440 Mountain Ringlet ssp. mnemon
Bowness Common NY230600 Large Heath ssp. polydama
Brandreth NY21601230 Mountain Ringlet ssp. mnemon
Cold Pike NY265035 Mountain Ringlet ssp. mnemon
Drumburgh Moss NY255586 Large Heath ssp. polydama
Falstone Moss NY708860 Large Heath ssp. polydama
Finglandrigg wood NY26815643 Marsh Fritillary
Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Glaramara NY23900980 Mountain Ringlet ssp. mnemon
Hartside NY91608220 Large Heath ssp. polydama
Hartsop Dodd NY41201160 Mountain Ringlet ssp. mnemon
Hexham NY92746478 Wall
High Raise NY45001320 Mountain Ringlet ssp. mnemon
Hightae Mill Loch NY08207980 Scotch Argus ssp. caledonia
Honister Pass NY217134 Mountain Ringlet ssp. mnemon
Illgill Head NY16900480 Mountain Ringlet ssp. mnemon
Irton Fell NY12700140 Mountain Ringlet ssp. mnemon
Small Heath ssp. pamphilus
Keswick Rail Line NY28442394 Orange-tip ssp. britannica
Little Stand NY25100330 Mountain Ringlet ssp. mnemon
Maryport Harbour NY02903630 Small Blue
Muckle Moss NY79006610 Large Heath ssp. polydama
Raise NY34501760 Mountain Ringlet ssp. mnemon
Rossett Pike NY25600820 Mountain Ringlet ssp. mnemon
Smardale Gill NY735081 Comma
Common Blue ssp. icarus
Dark Green Fritillary
Northern Brown Argus ssp. salmacis
Orange-tip ssp. britannica
Scotch Argus ssp. aethiops
Small Heath ssp. pamphilus
Three Shire Stone NY276027 Mountain Ringlet ssp. mnemon