TQ2131 : Bluebells, St Leonards Forest

taken 15 years ago, near to Colgate, West Sussex, England

Bluebells, St Leonards Forest
Bluebells, St Leonards Forest

Hyacinthoides non-scripta is a bulbous perennial plant, found in Atlantic areas from north-western Spain to the British Isles, and also frequently used as a garden plant. It is known in English as the common bluebell or simply bluebell.
H. non-scripta is particularly associated with ancient woodland where it may dominate the understorey to produce carpets of violet–blue flowers in "bluebell woods", but also occurs in more open habitats in western regions. It is protected under UK law, and in some other parts of its range.

St Leonard's Forest

St. Leonard's Forest is at the western end of the Wealden Ridge which runs from Horsham to Tonbridge, and is part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It lies on the ridge to the south of the A264 between Horsham and Crawley with the villages of Colgate and Lower Beeding within it. The A24 lies to west and A23 to the East and A272 through Cowfold to the south. Much has been cleared, but a large area is still wooded. The Forestry Commission has 289 ha. (714 acres) which is open to the public (many regard this as The St. Leonard's Forest).
The High Weald Landscape Trail leads from Horsham Station east across the Forest to Handcross. The Sussex Ouse Valley Way crosses the south of the forest from Lower Beeding to Handcross.
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TQ2131, 73 images   (more nearby 🔍)
N Chadwick   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 3 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 5 May, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 219 313 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.0961N 0:15.6616W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 219 313
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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