Daffodils At Wimpole Gardens

Best Nature Walks to Spot the Signs of Spring! 

Get your hiking boots on because spring has arrived!

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors, the sun’s a little warmer, the days are a little longer and the birds are singing again!

So, to help you get the most out of this beautiful season, we’ve put together some of the best nature walks where you can spot the signs of spring. Here you’ll find stunning views, beautiful flowers and the wonders of wildlife to help you get the most out of the great outdoors, so the only thing you have to worry about is whether to bring a coat or not! Oh, the joys of spring!

Experience new life

Baby Lambs At Arlington Court
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Take a trip to Calke Abbey in South Derbyshire and watch the newborn lambs bouncing around the gardens! You can take the Calke Park wildlife walk and explore the secret walled gardens and parkland where you’ll find all sorts of wildlife along the beautiful landscape of grassland, ponds and wood pasture. There are no public roads so it’s ideal for a quiet and peaceful walk! While your there, stop to visit the abbey, take a break at the Reservoir Café or explore the ancient trees. There’s plenty to do for all the family!

See the flowers bloom

Daffodils At Wimpole Gardens
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The stunning gardens of Wimpole are sure to boost your spirits and get you in the mood for spring! Take a wander down the Plant Hunter Path in the Pleasure Grounds where you’ll discover their ever-growing stumpery secret laurel tunnel. Next, take a stroll around the walled garden and soak in the views across the parkland. Tonnes of daffodils are planted in the grounds along with little fritillaries and delicate species of tulip, it’s really something you don’t want to miss!

Sing along with the birdsong

Bird On Branch At Blakeney Point In Norfolk
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It’s been a long winter but the birds are finally back to lift our spirits with song, and there’s no better place to hear it than Blakeney Point in Norfolk. Follow the trail at Blakeney Freshes Coastal Wildlife walk and keep your eyes and ears peeled for beautiful species of birds. Along the way, you’ll find excellent views of Blakeney Village and have the chance to visit the 15c St. Nicholas’ church.

Bask in bluebells

Bluebells At Cliveden Buckinghamshire
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A sea of blooming bluebells can be found at Cliveden Woodlands in Buckinghamshire. Soak up the stunning views over the River Thames and Berkshire countryside from the wooded cliffs and take the Bluebell Walk where you can enjoy the sea of blue throughout April and the beginning of May. Along the way, look out for cowslips, snowy wood anemones, and dog violets too!

To gain free entry to all of these stunning spring walks and plenty more, enter our competition to win a National Trust membership for 2! Visit our Facebook page and tell us your favourite outdoor escape for your chance to win!

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