Spring is in the air and the Woodland Trust is inviting everyone to take in bluebells at Heartwood Forest this Sunday on a self guided trail with a difference.
The magical ancient woodlands will again be carpeted with a sea of bluebells, one of the most spectacular sights of the spring. This year the Trust has pulled out all the stops with a revolutionary audio trail which you can access via your mobile phone.
The four mile round trip will take people round the whole of the Heartwood site; starting with the first tree of the new forest, taking in the bluebells at Langley Wood and the new planting sites, through to Nomansland Common and back. At each of the eight stops on the walk you can use your internet-enabled mobile phone to download unique content, including digital maps and an audio tour from the site’s Woodland Officer!
The trail will be on site at Heartwood for the duration of the bluebells‘ appearance, but Woodland Trust staff and volunteers will be available on Sunday to answer any burning questions. Food and drink will also be available to buy.
With the many developments that have taken place over the past 20 months, from the installation of kissing gates, opening up of new areas on site and the small matter of 90,000 trees being planted since November 2009, what better time to visit and see what has been going on?