Nothing says spring like the magnificent sight of bluebells carpeting the woodland floor. Their lifespan is short, though, so you need to enjoy them while you can, and that is where we can help!
For one day only, the Heart of England Forest is throwing open the gates of a rarely seen piece of woodland to bluebell lovers. On Monday 2nd May, between 10am and 4pm, Alne Wood, near Spernal, Alcester, will host our first ever Bluebell Stroll. Every spring, Alne Wood bursts into life as the delicate bluebells come into flower. Bring your family and your dog (on a lead please!), and admire the spectacular splash of blue on the ground. We have even set aside special photography areas, as we know you will not want to forget this beautiful display in a hurry!
Although not essential, we are encouraging interested visitors to prebook by clicking here so that we have an idea of final numbers on the day. Everyone who attends can enter a prize draw for a chance to win the opportunity to tag a tree in our tree dedication area.
You are also welcome to turn up on the day without a prebooked ticket, and we will be accepting donations towards the Heart of England Forest. You will be free to wander at your own pace around the specially marked pathways, although the walk is unfortunately unsuitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Given the amount of rain we have had recently, wellingtons or sturdy walking boots are advisable, too!
Parking will be at Alne Wood Park, B49 6JG, which is only a short drive away from our new walking route at Haydon Way Wood, so why not combine the two and make a full day out at your Heart of England Forest?