Bluebell Walk in Perivale Wood

Despite a horrendously rainy day, we had a wonderful visit to Perivale Wood Nature Reserve during their spring open day last year to see a stunning display of bluebells in the ancient woodland. Because last year was so great, we're going to do the same again (and hope for a sunny day this time!).

Perivale Wood is only open to the public one day a year, for the bluebell walk, so this is a great chance to explore an otherwise off-limit and somewhat hidden site of ecological significance. The wood is 27 acres with a 1 mile nature trail running through it. Amazingly, this relatively small wood contains a huge number of species, including:

600 species of fungi
544 species of moths
30 species of molluscs
17 species of mammals
24 species of trees
350 species of vascular plants
36 species of mosses and liverworts
115 species of birds, of which 40 breed regularly

This is a great opportunity for those interested in ancient woodlands or wildlife photography, as well as those who would just enjoy a nice nature walk and a magnificent display of blooms.

Trails are muddy and uneven, so wear appropriate footwear! Also, there will be tea, cakes, honeys and jams on sale, so bring some cash if you're interested in partaking.

We will meet at 12:00 pm outside of the Perivale tube station (central line) and walk over together.

**Members please bring a £3 donation to help cover the annual meetup fee for our group.**

Looking forward to another great visit to Perivale Wood!

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  • Ricki

    For those that were part of the conversation here is the link to the Grand Designs series 3 episode 3 where the guy built his own house in the woods - amazing! http://www.channel4.com/programmes/grand-designs/4od#[masked]

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I met up with two others but we couldn't find you?? We were near the entrance where the stalls were . Where was everyone else... We had a lovely walk around the blue bells but would have be good to have met you all.

    April 28, 2013

    • Brenna

      When did you get there? We waited at the station from 12-12:15 as was the plan and gathered up the group and then headed over to the wood together. If you signed up at the last minute you might not have received my email with my phone number to call if you were going to be late? Those who arrive late usually give me a call and we manage to find them, but I would have had no way of finding you otherwise if you weren't at the designated meeting spot at noon :(. Sorry we missed you, but I'm glad you had a good walk in the bluebells! Hopefully we'll meet up at another event soon (I will be posting some new ones this week). :)

      April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh well I thought that the meeting point was at the entrance to the wood!! yes, we did join at the last minute and didn't have your contact details thought we did email. Never mind. Better luck next time!

      April 29, 2013

  • kamila w.

    Everything went wrong this morning
    I eventually got there but was too late to contact you. I had a wonderful time there and have taken beautiful photos.
    I hope to see you next time

    April 29, 2013

    • Brenna

      I wondered what happened to you! I'm glad you made it in the end though and were able to have a good walk around. See you soon!!

      1 · April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    excellent

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Megan

    Lovely walk. Thanks everyone.

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Lauren A.

    Such a lovely site - thanks for organising Brenna :)

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Dirk W.

    I might have missed the social element of the walk, but good to see you coming out of the woods in such a happy mood.

    April 28, 2013

    • Brenna

      I think the Selbourne Society got quite a few members from our group this time! What a great place - thanks again for suggesting it last year, and it was good to see you today if briefly :).

      April 28, 2013

  • Maria

    Many thanks for organising this lovely walk x

    April 28, 2013

    • Brenna

      You're welcome and it was great to meet you! Hopefully we will see you again soon! :)

      April 28, 2013

  • Maria

    Hope there's room for one more :-)

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Chrissie

    Grandchild born at ^.00 am. Won't be coming this time. Cx

    April 28, 2013

    • Brenna

      Ah, that's a good enough reason! Congratulations - enjoy the little one!

      April 28, 2013

    • Chrissie

      Thank you Brenna, have a glorious day! Cx

      April 28, 2013

  • Claire B.

    I am really sorry but can't come even though I still want to. My mum has had a bad fall and is coming to stay with me for a while as she broke her nose. Hopefully will join another meet up soon.

    April 26, 2013

    • Brenna

      Sorry to hear that Claire - I hope your mum heals well and look forward to seeing you at another event soon!

      April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, my plans tomorrow have changed. Imagine it'll be amazing though!

    April 27, 2013

  • Paula

    Hi

    April 27, 2013

  • kamila w.

    Can`t wait for this event, I`m so excited I just found this website. :)

    April 26, 2013

  • Paula

    Hi

    April 26, 2013

  • Drummond

    Cant make it :( Hope nice day for you

    April 25, 2013

  • Amanda

    Sadly it's a work day for me - have a wonderful time!

    April 24, 2013

  • Grae

    Sorry - somethings come up

    April 24, 2013

  • Dirk W.

    Hi there. I am coming with two friends, and we may time our arrival differently, but Iwe will look out for you and join up with you. Looking at our local bluebells I don't expect much of a display after only two weeks of spring (if it stays this warm). Maybe it's kinder weather in West London, and the Selborne Soc has had much luck with their timing for the open day in the past, ie. timing it to bluebell-peak.

    April 19, 2013

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