Bluebell Woodland Walks Around Sussex
BLUEBELL WOODLAND WALKS mid-April to mid-May
Did you know that…
> Almost half the world’s bluebells are found in the UK, they’re relatively rare elsewhere.
> It is against the law to intentionally pick, uproot or destroy bluebells.
> Bluebells are an indicator of ancient woodlands and take a long time to establish, around 5-7 years from seed to flower.
> Bluebells can take years to recover after footfall damage.
> If you plant bluebells in your garden, make sure you’re planting the English bluebell not the Spanish version, as they will compete with the native
Here are a few places in Sussex where you can find Bluebells…
To the east & north east:
Stanmer Park, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RE – beautiful woodland walks and extensive open lands. Accessible by bus/train/car [parking fee apply].
Ditchling Common, Ditchling BN6 8SG, woodland, grassland [free parking].
Wakehurst Botanical Gardens NT, Ardingly RH17 6TN [parking fee apply].
Sheffield Park Garden NT, nr Uckfield TN22 3QX.
Standen House & Garden NT, nr East Grinstead RH19 4NE.
Heaven Farm, nr Uckfield TN22 3RG, ancient bluebell woodland nature trail, feed the carp and treat yourself to a Latchetts’ ice cream! [entry fee].
Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, TN22 4HJ (n/r Uckfield).
Selwyns Wood nr Heathfield TN21 0QN.
Flatropers Wood nr Peasmarsh TN31 6TH.
The Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail, Arlington BN26 6SH [entry fee].
Brede High Woods, north of Hastings, High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty [free car park].
Marline Valley nr Hastings TN38 9NY.
To the west, north & north west:
Butchers Wood BN6 9PH, ancient oak woodland, start from the Hassocks train station, path off Keymer Rd (SE of the railway line).
Nymans NT, Handcross RH17 6EB.
Woods Mill Nature Reserve nr Henfield BN5 9SD [no dog allowed].
The Mens nr Billingshurst RH14 0HR.
Ebernoe Common nr Petworth GU28 9LD.
Slindon Estate NT Arundel BN18 0RG.
Butler’s Copse, between Angmering & Arundel BN18 9PX, free parking at the end of Dover Lane.
**Note: National Trust (NT) woodlands are free for NT members, entry fee apply.**
Source: Woodland Trust, National Trust, Sussex Wildlife Trust