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See glorious bluebells in full flower

bluebells in Brock valley May 1.2014

bluebells in Brock valley May 1.2014

Our mild spring has brought vast swathes of bluebells into bloom across the county.

But were any scenes more beautiful than this, photographed just days ago in the Brock Valley?

This carpet of Britain’s favourite spring wildflower was photographed near the River Brock.

It is not too late to catch up on this year’s bluebell bonanza, with both a guided walk on the Claughton estate and bluebell teas at Calder Vale on offer locally.

Festival Bowland 2014 is offering walkers the opportunity to see bluebells on the Claughton estate this Saturday and learn more about the estate’s historic landscape.

The walk takes place from 10am to 12pm and will be guided by the estate owners. Participants are advised to bring midge repellant and wear dull coloured outdoor clothing for walking through the woodland. Booking is essential and places can be booked through the Visit Garstang Centre on 01995 602125 or email tic@wyre.gov.uk

A Bluebell Teas Stroll took place on Sunday in Calder Vale, again as part of Festival Bowland when a short walk to St John’s Church and along farm tracks brought visitors back to the village hall for afternoon tea. Bluebell Tea strolls, which are between one and two miles, will take place every Sunday throughout May and trampers should be booked in advance. The walk is free, but there is a charge for teas.

Walkers are invited to just turn up and further information is available from Garstang Visitor Centre.

If travelling to the area by car motorists are advised to drive to the village via Strickens Lane from Garstang and not via St John’s Church, as there is no through road between the two locations.

Readers are invited to share their best bluebell photos by sending them to garstang.courier@jpress.co.uk

 

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