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“Visit to the Bluebell Woods”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Yoxall Lodge Bluebell Woods - CLOSED

Yoxall Lodge Bluebell Woods
Gibraltar
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Visit to the Bluebell Woods”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

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.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“really lovely”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

A beautiful place to go in the spring the bluebells are amazing,lovely walks
sensible shoes needed.The little tea shop with delicious cakes is well worth the visit.

Visited April 2013
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Midlands
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152 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nice, pleasant walk”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Very nice morning out, easy to get to, and all of the facility's you would expect. The woods are very enjoyable and take some effort to get around, but nothing to strenuous.

Visited February 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Truly beautiful”
Reviewed 7 June 2013

The walks are lovely, from short and fairly easy (but sensible shoes are recommended) to longer and more challenging. The map that you are given on admission is very useful. During the walks you see carpets of bluebells in beautiful woodland. The woods are surrounded by countryside, all so lush. There is even a small lake/brook to walk around with bridges to cross. When you have had enough of walking there is a very brave lady who sits outside her house and takes your order for drinks and delicious home-made cakes. Depending on the weather these can be consumed either outside or in a huge marquee. You can also purchase cards, postcards and preserves. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Visited May 2013
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Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Truely Beautiful!”
Reviewed 6 June 2013

The Bluebell Woods of Yoxall lodge are one of the most impressive displays of wild flowers i have even seen. This family run business open their own private woods to the public for a short time in the spring when the flowers bloom .... and i can say its blooming worth the visit! There are different walks all of different lengths with the longest being only a couple of miles, beautiful scenery looking over the local hills and farmland. As you enter the woods you are suddenly aware of the beautiful scent of the flowers which lie like a soft blue carpet on the floor around you. Absolutely stunning! Infact, it was breathtaking!
The Featherstone family were very friendly and helpful and we even sampled the homemade cakes which were delicious. I would highly recommend the chocolate cake!
As other reviews say, it is down a small dirty track, but it wasnt unsuitable for cars and there is plenty of parking available. You do have to pay, but i think its well worth the £4 on a sunny day to admire this natural beauty and have a picnic.
Great day out!

Visited May 2013
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