Glow worm sites in and around Derbyshire

A. Records published by Anthony Wootton (Country-Side 1971, 21 456-463 and 572-574, and XXII, No 6, Spring 1974, 266-271.) NB: Comments such as ‘10 years ago’ here refer from 1970s.

Dovedale Nr. The Stepping Stones (c.SK 147510) 1 female May 1968.
Bradwell Dale, ‘some years ago’.
Coombs Dale between Stoney Middleton and Calver (SK 222745) 3. June 1970
The Surprise Nr. Hathersage numerous June 1968-70
Baslow (SK 252723) 1967
Froggatt Edge numerous June 1968-70.
Matlock area Nr. River Derwent abundant in several areas both above and below Matlock, 1974.
Cromford area abundant 1967.

B. Sites reported to Robin Scagell
Site  Map    Location and details if any: f = (glowing) females
No    Ref
558 SK136549 Milldale – from 5 to 200 each year
528 SK155852 Stream on Loose Hill, 1972
245 SK264723 Baslow, beside A619. Over 50f 1991
012 SK2848   Idridgehay, Derbyshire 1991
013 SK2849   Idridgehay, Derbyshire 29f 1991
014 SK2850   Idridgehay, Derbyshire 1991
019 SK2855   Wirksworth, Derbyshire 6f 1991
015 SK2947   Highclifflane, Derbyshire 28f 1991
016 SK2948   Idridgehay, Derbyshire 1991
526 SK2956   Below Black Rock on Wirksworth-Cromford Rd, ‘some years ago’
527 SK2956   Few hundred yards from Upperwood Road, Matlock Bath. 1980s.
017 SK301472 Cowers Lane, Derbyshire 8f 1991
018 SK405403 Stanley, Derbyshire 10f 1991
020 SK416408 Stanley, Derbyshire 19f 1991

Local information suggests that there are probably many sites throughout the limestone areas of the Peak District,
particularly around Dovedale. The area coordinator for Derbyshire is Dr Nick Moyes, Assistant Keeper of Natural History,  Museums and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS. All report forms should be sent to him in the first instance. See his website linked on the home page.