It’s difficult to predict exactly when bluebells will either be out or at their best. The week preceding the Bluebell Walk had been unusually dry and the flowers were only just emerging. Nevertheless the walk through Church Wood and round the Rookery Pool was a delight. In particular, refreshed by morning rain, the bursting beech foliage shone translucently.
Our guides, Graham and Carol, led the two groups through the impressive Church Wood, where the local conservation group has made a spectacular contribution to the management of this parish treasure. Selective felling and a commitment to planting native species have enhanced the site.
Enjoy a walk yourself. There is much to see throughout the seasons.
We also visited some local gardens along the way, before retiring to the Mews for a celebratory War Time Tea, which inevitably included spam sandwiches, seed cake and a welcome cup of tea.
Our thanks go to all who contributed to make it a memorable afternoon.