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Perivale Wood Bluebell Walk

This is a joint event with West London Humanists & Secularist and a great opportunity to meet new people while being cheered up by the arrival of Spring.  This is another event that is due to become one of our annual activities as it was so successful last year and the Bluebells were stunning. The wood is a nature reserve and a wonderful place for bluebells. Apart from visiting the wood we will take in the Grand Union Canal, Horsenden Hill a and a local pub for lunch.

Unfortunately no dogs are allowed in the reserve and the walk is unlikely to be suitable for wheelchairs. We will meet at Perivale Tube Station (Central Line) at 11:30.

 The 297 bus stops outside the station on its way from Ealing Broadway to Wembley. There is also a free car park just north of the station. 

The wood is owned and managed by the Selborne Society. They were formed in memory and honour of Gilbert White, the pioneering naturalist in 1885 and were a pioneering nature conservation group, pre-dating the RSPB by 4 years. They took over Perivale Wood in 1909 when it was in rural Middlesex and Perivale had a population of just 34 people in 7 houses. 

Sunday 20th April 2014 (11:30 a.m. at Perivale Station) "Perivale Wood Bluebell Walk" 

The walk will be about 4 miles long and will be guided by Philip Veasey of WLHS who is also a member of the Selborne Society and has arranged access to the wood. 

There will be a voluntary collection of £2 per head which we will donate to the Selborne Society. 

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  • Graham L M.

    Haven't seen so many bluebells in one place for over 50 years, 'twas an evocative and nostalgic experience, and leader Philip's local knowledge lent itself to the memorability of the occasion. Pity about the weather, but that did little to spoil what with the new (and old) faces was a truly very pleasant and unforgettable afternoon.

    April 21, 2014

  • Andre

    Very nice way of spending a rainy Sunday afternoon.

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • stells d.

    Very nice walk, the bluebells were spectacular

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • Mary G.

    A great event! Lovely to see the wood and the bluebells again (I went last year). Thanks to Philip for organising ... and unlocking the padlock to the treehouse - what fun that was! Photos to follow soon ...

    April 20, 2014

  • Steve I.

    Hi Dave, is it a hilly walk? I'm thinking Jo could possibly do it.

    April 4, 2014

    • David M.

      I don't think so Steve but I've asked Philip and I'll get back to you.

      April 19, 2014

    • David M.

      Reply is: The walk is the same as last year. It is as hilly as is possible in London which I would hardly call hilly but if it is muddy and raining the steeper bits might feel that way. The steepest bits are an option before lunch. Last year quite a few people ducked out and headed straight for the pub. Those steeper bits might be best avoided by Babs + pushchairs although I remember pushing my daughter up that route.

      April 20, 2014

  • David M.

    I won't make it this year but this is a great walk and Philip has got the timing spot-on with the Bluebells. They do make for an amazing visual and olefactory experience. If you're inquisitive look up native non-scripta vs hybrid bluebells before you go to appreciate the difference, our natives are so much better! If you can't identify any flowers take a digital camera with you and I'll be happy to try and identify the results - it's far more fun to have a go yourselves than being told straight off. Enjoy!

    April 19, 2014

  • carol anne j.

    Look forward to meeting you all. I think it is going to be a nice day weather-wise!!

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • Graham L M.

    Sounds like good fun. Looking forward to it!

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • Barry L.

    I would have enjoyed this but it's the Easter break and I'm with my family.

    April 5, 2014

  • Alan P.

    We'll be on our way back from holiday. Hope it goes well.

    April 4, 2014

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