We had a day over in Silverdale at Gait Barrows reserve and the nearby Haweswater. Saw lots of orchids, including the very rare lady’s slipper orchid which has been successfully reintroduced. It was very late in the season but one plant still flowering. Also the dark red helleborine growing in crevices in the limestone pavement as are many other flowers. Although rather dull, there were lots of ringlet butterflies, a few large skippers and one or two graylings. It is a fascinating area. Fragrant orchids grow by Haweswater along with birds-eye primrose, now almost finished.