Enjoy a spring stroll

Admire all the sights and sounds of this time of year with a springtime stroll around your favourite wood. Look out for blossoming bluebells and wild garlic, listen for the sweet sound of birdsong and why not have a go at climbing a tree on your travels? A walk in the woods during springtime is always a delight.

bluebell close up

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Admire the beauty of bluebells

One of the most stunning spring highlights has got to be the bluebells that peep out from the ground, carpeting it in a magnificent sea of violet. Visit during April or May to see this springtime spectacle in all its glory. Explore our top bluebell woods.

Take some spring snaps

Spring is one of the best seasons to capture the beauty of woodland on camera, as flowers are blooming, frothy pink and white blossom covers many of the trees and wildlife is all around after months of hibernation. Grab your camera and get snapping shots of bluebells, butterflies and everything in between. Take a look at our photography tips.

Willow warbler singing on branch

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Listen to the dawn chorus

Visit the woods before sunrise to experience the wonder of the dawn chorus. Listen out for the magical melodies sung by birds as they try to attract a mate. There is nothing better than wandering around the woods in the early hours with the enchanting sound of birdsong in your ears.

Go foraging

Fresh spring greens are in abundance at this time of year, so why not head out to the woods and have a go at foraging? You can pick up a plethora of edible herbs and plants during springtime, including wild garlic, dandelion, hairy bittercress and Japanese knotweed. Just make sure you follow our foraging guidelines!

tawny owl in bluebell wood

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Spot spring wildlife

When spring arrives, the animals which spent their winters in a deep slumber begin to awake from hibernation. Migrant birds arrive and burst into song, the buzz of bees can be heard once more and the woods become a hub of activity as mating season begins. You might even spot hares boxing in the fields close to the woods!

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