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Bluebell Trail at Wilderness Wood

Brighton Visitor
  • On April 21, 2011

Experience one of the greatest spectacles of English woodland this Spring at Wilderness Wood: the sight and scent of bluebells in bloom.

Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year at this 62 acre sustainably managed woodland in East Sussex; underneath the blazing green of new leaves canopy is a dense carpet of bluebells, accessible for a limited time only along our seasonal bluebell walk – a route chosen to show visitors the best of the forest blooms.

The 1¼ mile path winds through a varied woodland scene which is still coppiced in the traditional way, and signs in the trees explain the natural history and folklore of the bluebell and other spring flowers like the delicate anemones which also line the trail.

The special trail is an annual favourite for the whole family. Whilst adults enjoy the beauty and peace of the bluebells in bloom, children love the ‘discovery’ version, which has something to spot, smell, feel or hear at each stop along the route. There is also a shorter half mile route for the less active, and an easy-access path.

Visitors arriving to see the bluebells can also spend 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 and seasonal brunches, lunches and afternoon teas.

Woodland owner Joanna Yarrow says: “I always look forward to the bluebells: a sure sign spring has sprung! The bluebell trail’s such a beautiful walk, I never get bored of it. There’s nothing better than a stroll amidst the sea of blue flowers followed by delicious tea and cakes in the Barn café.”

The bluebell trail is open from now until the bluebell flowers go over in mid-May, and the wood is open from 10am until 5.30pm every day throughout the year for walks, meals and a range of woodland activities.