THE BLUEBELL WALK [WITHOUT THE BLUEBELLS – BUT WITH A RAINBOW] – THE ROUTE
From the Plough in Ifield Village head towards St Margaret’s Parish Church. Go through The Lychgate and at the Church entrance turn right, through the gate and cross over to the pond, and on to the meadow fields. Head north across the field to the bridge at Ifield Brook.
Cross over bridge and head across the field [muddy] to the gate [very muddy], the head up towards the Druids.
At the Druids, keep walking straight along the road until Ifield Wood [road] is reached. Cross the road keeping straight on.
Climb over stile [not easy] and head on up to Bluebell Wood following the trees – then look back and see the airport control tower.
Climb over the stile and into the Bluebell Wood [bluebells expected to flower mid to late April]
Exit out of the woods bearing left and back down hill [southeast wards]. Go over small bridge until Ifield Wood [road] is reached at Rose Cottage.
Turn left and walk along the road [facing the traffic]. See the two cannons inside the gate on the left. Take the public footpath between the large houses on the right by climbing over stile [muddy and difficult]. Duck pond on the right. Keep straight on until St Margaret’s Church tower becomes visible. Cross the River Mole bridge.
IFIELD WOOD RURAL FRINGE PROJECT – IFIELD WOOD IS CONSERVED BY IFIELD WOOD CONSERVATION – Grant Aided By Horsham District Council & Shell UK – Assisted By Sussex Wildlife Trust
Reach the Church and return to the Plough
The Bluebell Walks [with the Bluebells] are planned from next month, starting Saturday April 17.
Picture: East Urban Home