The Bluebell Walk is now closed for 2022
Opening again in 2023 for our 50th year!
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 Bates Green Garden website
Planning to visit? Here you can find all you need to know about visiting the Bluebell Walk and Bates Green Garden.
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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.
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.
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.