bluebell woodland at Sotshole Broad nature reserve
Bluebell Woodland at Sotshole Broad

The bluebell woodland at Sotshole Broad nature reserve, next to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham, will be open every day from Monday, April 23 to Sunday, May 13, 10am to 5pm. Access is via Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden.

It is a four-mile round trip walk to see the best bluebells, which are at the far end of the wood. Garden entry, including the bluebell woodland, is adult £6.85, concessions £6.60, child £3.95 and free to Fairhaven members and under 5s.

There is also a guided walk in the bluebell woodland on Sunday, April 29, beginning at 11am from Fairhaven Garden visitor reception. The guided walk is included in the entry charge.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, nine miles east of Norwich, signposted off A47 at B1140 junction,, t. 01603 270449. The garden is open daily all year from 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day), and on Wednesdays until 9pm from May to the end of August. Free entry to tearoom, gift shop and plant sales.

There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden and an accessible boat for trips on the broad from April to October (additional charge). Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available.

Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.