Bluebells at Staffhurst Woods


It was great to be out and about again with all our members again.  This month our free walk on the first Sunday of the month was to Staffhurst Wood to enjoy the incredible bluebell display.  This site managed by Surrey County Council is home to one of the best displays of bluebells in Surrey. We walked for over an hour and everywhere we looked was just a carpet of blue. Incredible that this woodland wonderland was clear felled in the 1930s and then used as a munitions dump and Canadian camp during WW2.


The small fields amongst the woodlands were clearings made some 700 years ago, called ‘assarts’  The area has been managed to try and restore some of the original character of the area which is now home to over 200 plant species and 288 species of moths. Due to several ponds on the area the woods are also a haven for amphibians.


                         Chris Howard




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