Wayland Wood

What a little beauty! We had a truly magical walk round here in hunt of bluebells. Gorgeous, especially with the sun streaming through.

This is a great site. Lots of stroller friendly paths (despite the occasional tree across the odd path). Will be lovely even without the bluebells.

There’s a small car park off the main road (IP25 6HN – it’s marked with a brown sign). No facilities but a large Tesco is 5 mins away in Watton. No dogs as it is a nature reserve.

It’s the alleged site of the โ€˜Babes in the Woodโ€™ legend and has a recorded history going back to the 10th century, according to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust website.

๐ŸŒฟ Length: about 1 mile
๐ŸŒฟ Cafรฉ/refreshments: No but a large Tesco is 5 mins away in Watton
๐ŸŒฟ Play area: No
๐ŸŒฟ Pushchairs/Wheelchairs: Generally accessible for pushchairs (no obstacles) but can be muddy at times
๐ŸŒฟ Dogs: No โ€“ it is a nature reserve
๐ŸŒฟ Toilets/baby change: No but nearest is Tesco in Watton
๐ŸŒฟ Picnic area: No
๐ŸŒฟ Opening times: Dawn til dusk
๐ŸŒฟ Entrance fee: Free
๐ŸŒฟ Parking: Free – IP25 6HN (what3words ///treble.lavished.doctors)
๐ŸŒฟ Other: Beautiful bluebells in the spring
๐ŸŒฟ Website (with map): https://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-in-norfolk/nature-reserves/reserves/wayland-wood

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