This is English Bluebell Woodland at its very best. The walks are all natural woodland paths which wind around the working farm at the centre of Yoxall Lodge. There are so many Bluebell Woods in UK, so it is wonderful to visit one that is totally natural and timeless - there have been no plantings of flowers, nor cuttings of trees, this is ancient English woodland at its amazing best. The walks cater for most people, though as they are natural woodland paths they are not well suited to wheelchair users due to the nature of the terrain (often boggy in our wet Springs!). You can get a baby buggy round most walks though, so long as you stay on the paths. Treading on bluebells can kill them apparently, so it's a good idea to keep to the well-signposted and obvious paths.
The various walks are clearly marked, and there's loads of additional information en route round them about the trees and plants that you can see.
The best thing of all is when you finish your walk or walks (we spent several hours here trying to cover as many walks on the map we were given as we could over half a day) you return to the farmhouse and there is a tea-garden and marquee where you can buy a welcome hot drink and a huge slab of home-made cake (yummy!) or a cream tea, and sit there eating them with a lovely view of the small lake/large pool.
Just a lovely way to spend an English Spring Day.
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