Enjoy one of the best sights of spring: carpets of flowers on the Bluebell Trail at Wilderness Wood in East Sussex - Bluebells now at their best.
Plus new for this year: Bluebell Family Photo Shoots (5th, 6th & 12th May) & Bluebell Cream Teas (Bank Holiday Monday 7th May)
Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year at this 62-acre sustainably managed woodland. Beneath the blazing green of the newly sprouted chestnut leaves enjoy a dense carpet of bluebells (for a limited time only) along a special seasonal bluebell trail, following a route chosen to show visitors the best of the forest blooms.
The 1¼ mile path winds through woodland still coppiced in the traditional way; signs along the route explain the natural history and folklore of the bluebell and other spring flowers like the delicate anemones which also line the trail. There's also a shorter (1/2 mile) route for the less active, and an easy-access path. Whilst adults enjoy the beauty and peace of the bluebells in bloom, children love the special ‘discovery’ version, with something to spot, smell, feel or hear at each stop along the route.
Visitors can also explore the rest of this award winning woodland: let off some steam in the adventure play area, browse our collection of handmade wooden furniture, outdoor lifestyle products, books and gifts, and tuck into local organic lunches and afternoon teas, with delicious food from the wood-fired BBQ at weekends.
Woodland owner Joanna Yarrow says: “The bluebells are a bit later than usual this year as the spring started off so dry. But the recent rain has brought them out in all their splendour and the wood's now a sea of fresh blue and green.”
The bluebell trail is open now until the bluebell flowers go over in mid-May, and the wood is open from 10am until 5.30pm Tuesday - Sunday (plus bank and school holiday Mondays) for walks, meals and a range of woodland activities.
No need to book for Bluebell Trail (visitors pay usual admission prices) or Cream Teas. Wilderness Wood
Published 29th April 2012
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