Surely one of the greatest spectacles of the English countryside is the sight and scent of a bluebell wood in full bloom. When that wood has a heritage dating back to the ancient Needwood Forest with oaks that may well have seen wolves and wild boar beneath their branches, the experience can be as humbling as it is magical.
With some 100 acres of native woodland and pasture on a family run, working farm, the walks offer a variety of habitats that support a wealth of flora and fauna. In addition to the carpets of bluebells that flourish in their undisturbed environment, there are other spring favourites including primrose, violets, wood sorrel and kingcup.
Along with our ancient oaks, there are beech, hornbeam, ash, sycamore and hawthorn as well as hazel that bears the evidence of coppicing from centuries past.
Pause at our picnic viewpoint and soak up the breath-taking vista as a buzzard soars overhead or immerse yourself beneath the newly opened tree canopy and listen to the birdsong.
2 1/2 mile walk that incorporates the rolling parkland and lake, as well as the woodland paths.
Afterwards refreshments in the café and for those who wish to look around there are a selection of home-made preserves, plants, etc. Make your choices and then take them to the serving hatch for payment.
Entrance: £4.00 pay on arrival - guides will tell you where to park.
Please be careful on the approach to Yoxall Lodge as some of the roads are very narrow.
Please Note: In case of severe weather, the Woods will close to the public. If this is the case, the event will be re-scheduled.
Please telephone before your visit if in doubt.