Explore the Bluebells at Holyford Woods this April!

As part of our Bluebell Week celebrations, take a small group guided walk around Holyford Woods Nature Reserve with Mike Lock from the Axe Vale & District Conservation Society

The walk will ensure the social distancing rules are upheld but allow visitors to reconnect with the outdoors and recharge their mental and physical wellness whilst under the leadership and expertise With a highly qualified and experienced local naturalist leading the way taking you around a spectacular Devon nature reserve. Step into the fresh air and stunning quiet outdoor landscapes for this intimate two-hour guided walk for a couple, family or small group of friends.

Book online to secure your place now!

Join Mike Lock from the AV&DCS for a walk around Holyford Woods, We'll be looking at woodland plants - trees, shrubs and herbs - and how they make up the woodland structure, and how these woodlands were  used in the past to support many country activities. While the trees are still leafless, plenty of light can reach the woodland floor, and this gives an opportunity for many of our colourful  woodland herbs - Bluebells, violets, Wood Anemones, Dog's Mercury, Yellow Archangel and others - to flower. Bring a hand lens, if you have one. We will listen out for woodland birds like Blackcaps and Great Spotted Woodpeckers, too.

The visit starts with an introduction to the nature reserve where you will be greeted by local wildlife expert Mike who will introduce you to the fascinating nature and history of the woodlands. You will find out about all the reserve’s wildlife and you will also have opportunity to quiz Mike about what can be found in the water, trees and air as well as how the AV&DCS are involved in the reserve.

With a highly qualified and experienced local naturalist leading the way​ - learn all about the fascinating variety of wildlife that call the woodlands home, local and natural history of the area, relax and reflect, stay healthy and enjoy this gentle form of exercise and practice mindful walking to aid with gaining greater perspective, clarity and balance. Those booked on a walk could expect close encounters with insects, butterflies, nesting birds an much more.

Please note: these walks are for private bookings only of up to 5 people. You will be sharing your walking experience with one more party.


There are no places available.

How much

£20.00 per family.




Meet at the picnic site, opposite the Tower Garage
Seaton Down Road
EX12 2JA


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Free car parking in lay-by


Event aimed at everyone .

Further info

Call Wild East Devon on 01395 517557 or email wild@eastdevon.gov.uk