The Bluebell Walk is now closed until 2024
*Coming soon* Behind the Scenes tours - Discover the history of the Bluebell Walk and how we plan each season and maintain an ancient wood. Check back here soon for details and dates.
Bates Green Garden is open every Wednesday until 25 October with the option to walk round and explore the 24 acres of Beatons Wood. See the Bates Green Garden website for further details.
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The accessibility page aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our visitors.
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 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.
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.
Unless you are a group of 12 or more then there is no need to book. Just turn up.
For group bookings please complete the groups form.
Sorry, the Walks are only open to walkers, and those who have accessibility difficulties and need to use wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Child’s buggies are allowed.
Unfortunately not, as often we have many visitors who may be using mobility scooters which with push chairs are the only wheeled items allowed.