Between now and the end of May 2012, the stunning Bluebells are out, and there are some woodlands with gorgeous carpets of Bluebells in Sussex, close to Brighton and Hove.
Here are some of the best places to go, and if you know of any other hidden gems, please comment below.
- My personal favourite is the Bluebell Railway – all steam railway! See my listing here for information on how to get there, and entry fees for the train rides. For panoramic views of the bluebells, travel in their 1913 Observation Carriage from 1st-4th and 8th-11th May http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/events/index.html. Booking essential.
- Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail - this is open daily until Sunday 13th May 2012 from 10am-5pm (closed Mondays except for Bank Holiday Mondays). “The Blue Walk” is approximately three quarters of a mile, and perfect for seeing the bluebells in Beaton’s Wood. Address: Bates Green Farm, Tye Hill Road, Arlington, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 6SH
For further information, please visit the Arlington Bluebell Walk website.
- Brede High Woods, in Cripps Corner near Battle, East Sussex – recommended by the The Woodland Trust as a beautiful woodland to visit.
The Sussex Wildlife Trust has a list of nature reserves in Sussex where you can also enjoy the beautiful bluebells.