We stopped half way round to sit on a wooden bench near the water, to drink fresh coffee and eat chocolate and the sweetest ripe strawberries (our usual walking/outing fodder). The Little People busied themselves spotting caterpillars (very striking stripy Cinnabar moth caterpillars), and trying to catch grasshoppers (they were remarkably successful at this actually, they caught and showed me at least three different varieties)
I was delighted to see so many butterflies a-fluttering around the place, especially a gorgeous Small Copper that I spotted. Obviously I had no idea at the time that it was called a Small Copper (it was just a HEY-look at this gorgeous little orangey-red one!), but by the power of the internet I now have that knowledge. Lovely butterfly website which has reminded me how much I adore butterflies. I just ordered us this identity chart. Hugely, childishly excited to plan butterfly spotting expeditions when that arrives.