Bluebells in Views Wood.

Wild garlic, bluebells, stitchwort and … an engine? All in Views Wood, Uckfield.

The first sign of colour on a walk to see bluebells in Views Wood, Uckfield, were flags at the town’s rugby club ground.

The first flowers to be seen belonged to wild garlic which was growing prolifically along the path beside the ground. It was pretty but smelly, writes The Ambler.

Then came the bluebells and they were glorious, especially when stitchwort, with its delicate white flowers, mingled with them. (Thanks to @WendyTagg for identifying the stitchwort)

Then, spoiling the scene, a rusted engine came into view not far from a bench ideally placed for a breather before moving on.

The blue carpet didn’t stretch to some parts of the wood but it was interesting to see tall, slim tree trunks reaching for the sky.

I couldn’t resist diverting to look at the tree stumps left after the felling of dangerous leylandii in Oakwood Drive as I finished my walk.

Click on one of the pictures below and then scroll through to see some of the sights on this walk around Views Wood.

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