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Woodland Walk

The Woodland Walk was completed in early 2011 and its now settled down and maturing nicely. 

Visitors enjoy the peace and tranquility found amongst the trees beside the stream, and what a joy at bluebell time! 

 
As the woodland is on a steep valley side, the construction of a path was never going to be straightforward but previous owners, Sally and Russell Jones, were fortunate enough to meet "Lloyd the Digger Man" who understood exactly what they wanted to achieve and turned their dreams into reality. 

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They were very clear that they needed to preserve all the healthy trees and not jeopardise any of the ancient oaks that cling tenuously to the banks above the stream.  These oak trees are a wonderful eco system in themselves, playing host to mosses, ivy and ferns, fungi and lichens and the myriad of small animals and insects that live on and in them. 


All work had to be completed before the leaves appeared on the trees and birds began to nest, so the window of opportunity was actually quite small.  Neighbours and friends all chipped in and with a week of dryish weather which Lloyd needed on order to take his mini digger safely into the valley - the path was made!  

The path requires continuous maintenance and many new trees have been planted, including several young oaks, for future generations to enjoy.

The Woodland Walk begins just below the Granary and the Long Lawn, sloping down to the stream passing the old pump house with its blue door, on the corner.  Look out for snowdrops, wood anemones, violets, primroses and wood sorrel with their delicate flowers in spring. Later on the camellias, rhododendrons and magnolia herald early summer on the steep banks with their magnificent displays of colour.

We follow the stream for a while, (there is a bench a little way along, to sit and enjoy the silence) then climb into the old oak woodlands.  Native bluebells take pride of place under the trees along with many varieties of ferns and, where there is more light, foxgloves grow. 

The Walk meanders back towards the water where water mint, saxifages and marsh marigolds flourish, and eventually it rises again to the higher ground.  This top path takes us through the Blackthorn, which the bees and birds love, past the conifers and the Pond Garden until we arrive back in the farmyard by the Cottage.

Come and enjoy the Woodland Walk when you next visit us here at Blaenfforest.

 

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Guest Comments

Had a lovely time as always. The weather brill, love the hot tub, dogs had a lovely time too. See you in September.

Carol & Graham

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Carmarthenshire
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