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A Sea Of Blue Soon To Sweep Across The National Forest

Tuesday, 13th March 2007

A Sea Of Blue Soon To Sweep Across The National Forest

The National Forest will soon be awash with colour! Come April and May, the lush green of new spring leaves will look down onto spectacular blues as the Forest floor becomes a sea of bluebells.

Bluebell spotters flock to the Forest for its vibrant display every year. Some of the best places to walk through bluebell-carpeted woods include Serpentine Wood within the Calke Abbey Estate, Outwoods in Charnwood near Loughborough, Jackson’s Bank in Staffordshire or Staunton Ridgeway through Spring Wood Nature Reserve, near Staunton Harold.

Members of the public can stroll around the wonderful Bluebell Woods of Yoxall Lodge in Staffordshire. Set in beautiful rolling parkland at Scotch Hill, Newchurch, just off the A515, Yoxall Lodge was once a forest lodge situated in the heart of the ancient Needwood Forest. Woodland walks give access to a magical carpet of bluebells which cover the floor of these old, natural woodlands. This secluded area is a haven for birds and wildlife.

The National Forest Company has produced a pack of 15 walks from three to 22 miles long that include many of the woodlands producing stunning displays of bluebells. For more ideas on where to go, what to see and places to stay in and around The National Forest get a copy of The National Forest and Beyond visitor guides. Containing details on events as well as vouchers to get money off accommodation and attractions, these and the Forest Walks Pack are also available from Tourist Information Centres or from the National Forest Company tel: 01283 551211, or email: