The place was alive with them, I walked the hedgerow and was gobsmacked by the sheer numbers and species I saw, this is what our countryside must have been like 100 years ago. A field margin full of colourful wildflowers and hundreds of colourful butterflies, ive never experienced anything like it before! I wont go on anymore, i'll just leave you with the photo's I took, but if all our hedgerows were put back they way they were, and all the sheep removed, our countryside would be a paradise, as seen below.
Above: a patch of Mayweed - this amount is a scarce sighting in itself!
Above a Meadow Brown and below 4 photo's of a Common Blue
Then a couple of Small Skipper photo's. ( or are they Essex Skipper ? as suggested by Jason, if so this would be a lifer butterfly for me! )
Edit: They were indeed Essex Skippers, a new addition to my patch butterfly list, and a lifer! Thanks Jason, Derek and Greenie for you help.