One of the highlights of springtime for me is a walk in our local bluebell wood – which also happens to be one of the best bluebell woods in the UK – Brede High Woods in East Sussex. Β The sound of cuckoos and birdsong fills the air, dappled shade is pierced with shards of sunlight and swathes of fragrant bluebells carpet the woodland floor.Β  The bluebells came later than usual this year but I think they were worth the wait…

Brede High Woods

Brede High Woods is situated six miles north of Hastings, East Sussex in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is special for its rare green hellebores and wild service trees, but also for hobby, woodcock, nightingales and buzzards, glowworms, great crested newts, lampreys, dormouse, badgers and fallow deer.

Directions and more information about Brede High Woods here