Visitor Information


Arlington Bluebell Walk

Bates Green Farm Tye Hill Road Arlington, Polegate East Sussex,

BN26 6SH

Telephone: 01323 485151



The 2019 Arlington Bluebell Walk will be open from Thursday 11th April every day 10.00am to 5.00pm until Sunday 19th May.


No need to book, just turn up!



Cost: Adults £6.00, Seniors £5.50 (60 yrs+), Children £2.50 (3-16 yrs), Family £15.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children).

Or why not join the Friends of Arlington Bluebell Walk for unlimited visits whilst the Walk is open.

Payment can be either in cash or by credit or debit card.


Please note you can still visit Bates Green Farm to support your favourite charity, without having to pay to go on the Bluebell Walk, as it is free to visit the Bluebell Barn where you can purchase the refreshments supplied by the Duty Charity. You can also look around the Plant Stall run by Arlington Church, the card & gift stall run by Hailsham Old Pavilion Society and browse the second hand bookstall run and maintained by Action for Medical Research. Also see the Pygmy Goats, Herdwick Sheep and two pigs, then decide if you want to pay the fee to walk around the Bluebell and Farm Walks.


Directions by Car

Follow the large brown & white County Council approved signs off the A22 & A27 marked `Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail`

Free car parking in large 5 acre field opposite farm entrance. See the `How to find us` page for a map.


Public Transport

3 miles (5 kilometres) from both the nearest bus stop at Hailsham or Wilmington and the train stations of Polegate or Berwick.



Taxis run from: Hailsham (telephone 01323 844464) or Polegate (telephone 01323 484444)



Local Coach Hire: Lynns Travel, 70 Seaside Road, Eastbourne, (telephone 01323 438704) are able to arrange trips to the Bluebell Walk for those who do not have their own transport.

Collections from both Eastbourne and Seaford.


In addition to the Bluebells and other walks, there are various stalls and facilities designed to enhance your visit. See the ‘While You Are Here’ page.


Bluebell Etiquette and Preservation

It is vitally important that you do not stray from the marked paths in the bluebell wood as trampling of leaves prevents the bulbs building up reserves ready to flower the following year. It is heartbreaking to see young seedlings that have been sowed to replace spoiled areas, crushed by thoughtless steps.

Whilst photography is encouraged, destruction of the bluebells just to get a better picture is not tolerated and spoils the enjoyment for others in future years!


How are the Bluebells?

Throughout the period we are open there will be an update posted each week as to how the wood is looking, with details of the appearance of both the wood anemones and bluebells. You can read the latest updates here.