Thursday 9th April
Sunday 17th May
10am - 5pm
Whilst we are open, an update of how the wood looks will appear here every Friday
Every spring, Beatons Wood, our ancient oakwood, appears as:
1. A fresh green carpet of emerging bluebell leaves
2. A white display of wood anemones
3. A unique view of green, white and blue as the english bluebells emerge
4. Followed by the many vistas of blue when the bluebells are fully out
The timing of this sequence is dictated by the soil temperature, not by
Planning to visit? We suggest you read the Visitor Information page to make the most of your visit. No need to book, just turn up!
Since 1972 seventy-four local charitites have raised £1,057,096 by helping make the Bluebell Walk possible. Find out which Charities are involved this year.
The Bluebell Walk
Since 1972 the Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail based at Bates Green Farm has developed into seven interesting walks over three working farms.
A circular walk of 800 metres or half a mile in Beatons Wood has been made suitable for wheelchair users. This is where you see white anemones followed by the vistas of bluebells, established over centuries. On this walk there are seats for you to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this oak and hornbeam ancient wood. Along the walks there are signs illustrating the flora and fauna of the countryside for your information.
At neighbouring Parkwood Farm (2.75 mile walk there and back), milking of the large dairy herd can be seen from a special viewing gallery every afternoon between 3:00pm and 5:00pm.
At Primrose Farm there is a horse livery, also this is where the young cattle are reared.
Again a 3 mile walk from the bus stop at Wilmington.
Train to Polegate Station and taxis are available, their telephone 01323 484444.
Bus journey to Hailsham and taxis are available, their telephone 01323 844464.