There is help crossing the mud on West Park Nature Reserve. Here is one of the board walks.

Wellies needed for West Park wanderings

Wellies are definitely needed for wandering around the West Park Nature Reserve at the moment but there are man-made additions to help you make progress.


Some of the mud at the West Park Nature Reserve.

Board walks and steps cut into rock add to the pleasure of a walk in this area which is bordered by the Uckfield by-pass, Rocks Road and West Park Estate, writes The Ambler.


Steps cut into rock on the West Park Nature Reserve.

I couldn’t quite bring myself to cross Rocks Road into Lake Wood. I know this spot is beloved by many but I find it dark, dank and … creepy, so I stuck to well-walked paths on the nature reserve and was rewarded with my first sight in town this spring of a spread of bluebells.


A few more days and these bluebells on the West Park Nature Reserve will look glorious.

They are only just beginning to open and within a few more days they will look glorious but I was happy to see the blue after so much mud.

More pictures from the reserve below.






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