Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme of Nature has made me stop and take a pause.
I am so lucky. I live in a beautiful, quiet, location in the Devon countryside. I have the joy of walking my dog and riding my ponies in relative peace. How lucky and how I need a reminder sometimes.
This leads me nicely into my hunt for Bluebells last week. I like to keep looking for new locations and who doesn’t like to explore with their four legged friend.
Bluebell woods are a favourite choice at this time of year for my clients, having their dogs photographed in front of a carpet of Bluebells.
This year the Bluebells seem to be later than normal so there is still time for you to get out to see them.
I headed for my first visit to Fursdon House in Devon as they have advertised a Woodland Bluebell trail for this time of year. It is £5 to walk their gardens and Bluebell Trail and the reason I liked it so much was their Tea Rooms. Well it would be rude not too wouldn’t it?
I will let you know more about Fursdon in my blog next week as I have done a little feature for you.
Rosie and her ‘pawent’ Hermione came along for our woodland walk. Rosie is the sweetest, gentlest Cocker Spaniel, happy to potter along taking in all the glorious smells and scents that the woods had to offer.
The Bluebells were still holding back bit, the weather has not been so kind to encourage them out this season.
A little word of caution and care… Bluebells are a protected species by law. They are delicate, fragile flowers that deserve our respect. Please do take photographs of bluebells, especially with your family and pets, they make an amazing backdrop but that is where they should be; behind your subjects back. They die so easily and it can takes years to re-establish them.
So, if you fancy a short walk and a good cup of tea afterwards, I can recommend Fursdon House to you, it will be glorious for the next week to 10 days and I think they are running the Bluebell walk for one more week. If you are looking for more of a hike for your Bluebells, there are so many amazing places to see Bluebells in Devon. My favourite is to head to Dartmoor, parking at Hound Tor, there is usually a good selection of Bluebells dotted around the tor and surrounding medieval village. It is only a short walk to Holwell Lawn from there, which usually gives an outstanding display on their circular walk. Well worth a visit. But you will have to take your own tea!
Question of the week…where is your favourite Bluebell walk in Devon?
Enjoy, Fiona x