quite a few around on coastal path
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Lovely photo. If you look closely at its feet you can see that there are pale fringes making the feet wider than they would otherwise be. This confirms the beetle as a male and the fringes are pads of hairs that are smooth enough to attach to the female's back by a sort of suction process. Which is handy during mating.
Lat/Lng: 51.7, -5.2
OS grid ref: SM7908