Blue is the colour….Dartmoor’s bluebells are here!


Bluebells at Holwell LawnFinally, after the April showers the bluebells have decided to come out in force and are now gracing us with their glorious hues.

Last May we posted a blog on the bluebells on 03 May but whilst a few hardy bluebells have been showing for a few weeks the spectacular display at Holwell Lawn has decided to come out to give a little competition to Chelsea Flower Show!

If you want to know a little more about bluebells then see the information on our Species of the Month. The best way to see the bluebells this weekend will be to take the Haytor Hoppa on Saturday from Newton Abbot or Bovey Tracey where you can either get a great view from the road or hop off at Holwell Lawn and walk the short distance to this spectacular carpet!

If you have struggled to capture the colours, light and landscape then why not join the Hoppa excursion on 09 June where Lee Pengelly will be taking a ‘Winning landscapes’ guided photography masterclass around Hound Tor then on to the Old Inn, Widecombe for a meal and drinks (own expense). The Hoppa excursions start at Newton Abbot train station picking up at the bus station and Bovey Tracey and are fantastic value at just £7.50 per adult; £6 per adult for groups of 4 or more; £4 per child under 16 (price includes return bus travel, a walk/talk but does NOT include and food or drink). These evening excursions must be booked in advance and further details can be found on http://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/haytorhoppa
The excursion must be booked on 01822 890 414

Finally, if you cannot get to Holwell Lawn and surrounding areas there are other places on Dartmoor, see Tom Wood’s blog for the National Trust about the Teign Valley.

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