Be inspired by bluebell walks today by logging on to visitwoods.org.uk and using the Woods Finder to search for your local woodland trail.
Online PR News – 14-June-2012 – Grantham / Lincolnshire – Spring is here and we know that with it comes longer days and brighter evenings too. The sight of woodland walks covered in bluebells has always been a familiar and pleasant sign of Spring. The U.K. supports around 25-50% of the world’s population of bluebells meaning that it provides one of the best locations to view these beautiful wild flowers during their peak season. Unfortunately, these rare flowers are now under threat. Along with being endangered by the imported Spanish Hyacinthiodes Hispanica, these beautiful bluebells are also being uprooted both for use in flower arrangements and in order to clear woods for farmland and building work. These acts are seriously endangering bluebell walks across the country, so much so that they are now under the protection of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which was further strengthened in 1998.
Visit Woods Protect Bluebell Walks
Visit Woods also want to aid in the protection of bluebells and play a major role in the conservation of these amazing flowers. It has been an illegal act to uproot these wild flowers or pick them for sale without a specific licence from the government since 1998. By having many woodland walks under their protection, VisitWoods have an important role to play in the preservation of bluebells. Their protected woodland areas can boast of having some of the most spectacular bluebell walks and spring is the perfect season in which to enjoy them. Thanks to the “Woods Finder” search on the VisitWoods website, it is now easier than ever to find bluebell walks close to you. Just enter your postcode and you can find the nearest bluebell walks to your location.
Submit a Photo of Your Local Woodland Walk to Win £250
VisitWoods hope that anyone, whether young or old, can take part and enjoy wonderful woodland walks and are keen to see people take advantage of bluebell walks. One of the ways in which people can showcase bluebell walks is by taking part in competitions run by VisitWoods, such as their latest ‘Woodland Photography Competition’. In order to be in with a chance of winning the first place prize of £250 you simply have to submit your own photos of the beautiful woodlands featured under the protection of Visit Woods. Raise awareness of woodland walks by posting photos of your own experiences and you could win great cash prizes!
Be inspired by bluebell walks today by logging on to visitwoods.org.uk and using the Woods Finder to search for your local bluebell wood.