Since 1972 the Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail has developed into seven interesting walks over three working farms involving local charities.
One walk of 2/3 mile (1100 meters) through 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 tranquillity of this oak and hornbeam wood. Along the walks there are signs illustrating the flora and fauna of the countryside for your information.
At neighbouring Parkwood Farm, milking of the large dairy herd can be seen from a special viewing gallery every afternoon between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. To get there involves a walk of about 1.5 miles, and you will have to walk back!
At Primrose Farm there is a horse livery, also this is where the young cattle are reared.
We have pens of Kerry Hill ewes and lambs, and female pygmy goats with their kids, for the children to see close up. Please ensure children wash their hands thoroughly with warm water and soap at the adjoining sink if they do stroke any of the animals.
The Bluebell Walk is managed by John McCutchan with the support of The Bluebell Walk Advisory Group, comprising of members of his family and others committed to ensuring that the Arlington Bluebell Walk continues to raise money for local charities. It could not operate without the participation of the many local charities, who welcome our visitors and offer them delicious refreshments every day we are open.
For more information about the Bluebell Walk download the latest Publicity Leaflet here.
Below is a selection from the portfolio of Pete Goldsmith taken in Beatons (Bluebell) Wood. Copies are available from petergoldsmithlandscapephotos.co.uk. Greetings cards are also available either from the Bluebell Barn while we are open or from Pete’s online card shop