Here’s where you’ll be able to see bluebells in Sussex this spring
- Credit: Peter Goldsmith
Spring in Sussex means a host of picturesque locations covered in blue and stunning walks on offer. It’s bluebell season! And here’s where to see them…
Now, 45 years on, the Arlington Bluebell Walk attracts thousands of visitors every April and May. They have the option of exploring different trails across the 23 acres taking in rivers, wild garlic plants, and even cows being milked, alongside the huge beds of beautiful flowers nestling at the foot of the hornbeam forest.
Bates Green Farm will once again open its gates for the Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail between 11 April and 19 May. Along with the spectacular sight of glorious bluebells, there will be the chance to meet some of the sheep, pigs and angora goats who make the farm their home. Open from 10am-5pm, daily. Adults £6, children £2.50.
Where else to see bluebells:
• Brede High Woods - This open heathland area between Battle and Rye offers a bluebell show every spring.
• Ebernoe Common and The Mens - Located near Petworth, you can see bluebells at Ebernoe Common and nearby The Mens this year.
• Flatropers Wood - The woodland at this area near Peasmarsh turns to a purple haze each spring as bluebells bloom.
• Marline Valley - A popular woodland area near Hastings, Marlien Valley is a great place to spot spring flowers.
• Nymans - This National Trust site near Haywards Heath is stunning at spring with lesser celandine, wood anemones, violets and bluebells.
• Selwyns Wood - This nature reserve near Heathfield is a wonderful place for a spring stroll.
• Standen - Another National Trust site, Standen is a brilliant location for a bluebell walk. The flowers cover around 20 acres of the estate.
• Wakehurst - As well as being scattered throughout the woodlands in areas such as Westwood Valley and Horsebridge Wood there is a magnificent swathe of blooms starting to form Bethlehem Wood, which will soon create a magical blue haze across the landscape.
• Woods Mill - Spot bluebells at this nature reserve near Henfield.
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