Dawn chorus walk at Colyford

PUBLISHED: 16:00 29 April 2016

Bluebells at Holyford Woods

Bluebells at Holyford Woods


An invite to enjoy the birdsong and celebrate Bluebell Day at Holyford Woods

Nature lovers are being invited to celebrate Bluebell Day at Holyford Woods, near Colyford, on Sunday (May 1).

This year, the event coincides with International Dawn Chorus Day and members of the public are invited to take part in an early morning walk led by experienced bird-watcher Donald Campbell.

It will set off from Seaton Down Hill picnic site at 6am and it is free to take part.

Bluebell Day continues in Holyford Woods from 11.30am to 4pm. Visitors can see a wonderful carpet of bluebells and enjoy a range of free guided walks and activities to suit all interests and ages.

Organised by East Devon District Council Countryside team, in partnership with Holyford Woodland Trust, the walks all start at Holyford Farm. There is also a range of fun activities for children such as Stream Safari, and various craft stands and stalls to browse.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day, including nettle soup and nettle muffins served with wild garlic butter, prepared and cooked using a campfire. Additional refreshments will be available from midday at Holyford Farm, including homemade cream teas. Visitors are encouraged to walk to the site.

Anyone planning on driving should park at Colyford Memorial Hall where a free shuttle bus will be running to and from Holyford Farm.

For more information, visit eastdevoncountryside.gov.uk or holyfordwoods.org.uk

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