Hailsham Town Crier Geoff Rowe formally kicked off the opening ceremony for Arlington Bluebell Walk yesterday (Thursday April 10).
The Arlington Bluebell Walk, which takes in three working farms, has been delighting countryside lovers and raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for Sussex charities since it first opened in 1972.
There are seven different walks to try in the 23 acre wood, including the graveled Blue Walk, which gives access to mobility scooters, wheelchairs and pushchairs. Mobility scooters are also available to
borrow free of charge.
John McCutchan, Farmer at Bates Green Farm near Hailsham, who created the walks and looks after the wood, cut a ribbon to open the woods early this year, as they are already a sea of white wood anemones and the bluebells have started to open already.
He said, “I believe we may see one of the most spectacular bluebell displays ever this year.”
The walk is open until May 18 from 10am until 5pm.
Adults £5. children £2 or family of up to six is £12. Seniors £4.50.
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