Foxley Woods

(Last visited May 2021)

This little beauty is mainly known for its beautiful bluebells in May, but we’ve had lovely walks through the woods here in at various times of the year. It’s a Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve – a very straightforward loop through the woodland and back along a track. There was little by way of colour in the woodland (out of bluebell season!), but it was extremely peaceful, away from the road, not very busy and we came across a stretch where we saw HUNDREDS of butterflies in the summer! We even saw a Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly – beautiful! The NWT has created a compact path for the first half mile and surfaced patches particularly prone to mud. Not much ‘to do’ for kids but a lovely spot if you’re into your nature.

🌿 Length: Our route c.2 miles
🌿 Café: No – but nearby – Bawdeswell Garden Centre café open Tues-Sat and The Hamptons (check individual websites for opening times)
🌿 Play area: No
🌿 Pushchairs: No obstacles but a bit bumpy over some grassy areas – also muddy after rain. Off-roader pushchair or baby carrier would be advisable 
🌿 Dogs allowed: No
🌿 Toilets: No
🌿 Seats: Yes
🌿 Picnic area: No but we sat on a bench and had our lunch
🌿 Opening times: 10am-5pm
🌿 Entrance fee: Free
🌿 Parking: Three small (free) car parks – NR20 4QR (height barrier 2.175 metres) – entrance what3words ///published.sandwich.plenty
🌿 Other: Worth looking about – so many different species. Stunning carpets of bluebells in May.

Website: Click HERE

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