By kind permission of
Back for 2020 our hugely popular Bluebell Walk at the Holywell Estate, now in it’s third year, will be taking place over two consecutive days this April.
The Murray Parish Trust invites you to join us for a unique opportunity to walk in the stunning private grounds of the Holywell Estate, by kind permission of the Earl and Countess of Clarendon. Enjoy the fabulous display of spring bluebells as you take a stroll around the woodlands, river meadows and historic parklands situated in the new South Downs National Park in the unspoilt rolling countryside of the Meon Valley.
Kindly sponsored by the NFU.
Event Details – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2020
• Grounds open at The Holywell Estate, Swanmore, Hampshire. SO32 2QE at 10:30 am with parking available on site.
• Walks start at 11am, last walk at 2pm.
• The Bluebell Walk takes approximately one to one and a half hours set over a distance of approx. 3 miles.
• Activities for children include a Wishing Tree and a nature trail.
• Delicious on site food will be available to purchase – Please note CASH ONLY, no credit cards.
• Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times to protect the wildlife.
• Entry to the Holywell Estate will be signposted from the A32 via the Cott Street entrance
Tickets (subject to availability)
Children under 16 £5 (free entry under 2yrs)
Includes a hot drink or squash.
• Due to exceptionally high demand for this event we expect it to sell out very quickly.
• Follow the numbered arrows and always stay on the designated route. A map of the full route is provided.
• The walk is through natural pastures and woodland and as such is uneven. Please take extra care throughout your walk.
• Visitors should wear suitable footwear e.g. walking shoes/boots, wellies.
• Please keep out of the ponds and natural water reserves.
• Wheelchair and Pushchair Access: Unfortunately, due to the rough ground on much of the pathway the walk is unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
• Children should be supervised at all times and are the responsibility of the accompanying adult(s).
• Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead and under control at all times to protect the wildlife.
• No photoshoots.
Terms & Conditions
Tickets are non-transferable and 100% cancellation fee applies (full amount will go to the charity).
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Interesting facts about the British Bluebell
- These iconic wildflowers bring people from all over the world to see the distinctive blue carpeted woodland, displays like these in the UK every year.
- Around half the entire Bluebell population in the world are here in the UK – they are relatively rare across the rest of the world.
- The Bluebell is protected under UK law.
- The first Bluebells are believed to have appeared in the UK after the first Ice Age. Their main habitat is Ancient Woodland’
- There is evidence to suggest that the sap from the Bluebell was used in the Bronze Age as glue to add feathers to arrows.
- Bluebells take around 5 years to cultivate from seed. If you plant Bluebells, make sure it’s the English variety and not the very similar Spanish Bluebell as this non-native variety is threatening our famed wildflower
About the Holywell Estate
The Holywell Estate is very proud to be supporting such an amazing charity and thrilled to be working in partnership with The Murray Parish trust to present a series of exciting events here at the estate to raise money for such vital paediatric facilities across our own region.
Situated in the South Downs National Park within 900 acres of private land, Holywell Estate is a truly unique events venue offering a stunning setting for exclusive weddings, private parties, corporate functions & country pursuits.