• Arlington Bluebell Walk and Garden

    Welcome to the

    Arlington Bluebell Walk and Garden

  • Arlington Bluebell Walk and Garden

    Welcome to the

    Arlington Bluebell Walk and Garden

  • Arlington Bluebell Walk and Garden

    Welcome to the

    Arlington Bluebell Walk and Garden

  • Arlington Bluebell Walk and Garden

    Welcome to the

    Arlington Bluebell Walk and Garden

  • Arlington Bluebell Walk and Garden

    Welcome to the

    Arlington Bluebell Walk and Garden

The Bluebell Walk is closed until spring 2022 but

Beatons Wood and Bates Green Garden are open every Wednesday until the end of October

24 acre Beatons Wood can be visited, for a small charge, when visiting Bates Green Garden, a tranquil 1.5 acre plantswoman’s garden.

For details and to book please visit our garden page

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

5. The wood darkens as the leaves on the trees unfurl and bluebells fade leaving calm and tranquility

The timing of this sequence is dictated by the soil temperature, not by us!

 

 

Important changes for 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions will be highlighted throughout the website

 

2019 Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor
Rural Business Awards South East 2018/19
National Farm Attractions Network 2019 Member
Tourism South East Member 2019
Green Tourism
The Forestry Society

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.
This year however, we can only open Beatons Wood to visitors. 

A circular walk of 1100 metres or 2/3 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.

Most asked

FAQs

Of course you can, but you must always keep your dog on a lead please. This is necessary to stop dogs running through the bluebells and disturbing the wildlife. ‘Dog Poop’ bins are situated in the Car Park, entrance to Beatons Wood, and at the Upper and Lower Ponds.
We have picnic facilities in the shady corner of the large car park field. We ask that you do not picnic in the Bluebell Wood please.
Sorry, the Walks are only open to walkers, and those who have accessibility difficulties and need to use wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
We are a 3 miles walk from Berwick Station.
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.
We are sorry but this year, due to COVID-19, no food will be offered during the Bluebell Walk.

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