Bluebells at Foxholes Nature Reserve in the

Bluebells at Foxholes Nature Reserve #Cotswolds

Foxholes is a tranquil nature reserve that was once part of the ancient Wychwood Forest. The site slopes gently down to the river Evenlode and has wildlife and colour throughout the year. The beech and oak trees are centuries old and 200 species of fungi have been recorded here. Mallards and other water birds nest near the wet meadow and the ponds. You may even be lucky enough to see a kingfisher near the water’s edge.

May brings thousands of bluebells and the area is awash with colour that attracts visitors from all around. By summer the tall spikes of foxgloves are in their full glory joining the pale heath spotted-orchid.

Walks around the Nature Reserve are quite easy and suitable for everyone; even if you do not have time for a long walk it is still a beautiful place for a short stroll. There is so much to observe and enjoy visually that I sometimes find myself not making much headway in terms of distance covered but the pleasure is immeasurable.

Just under six and a half miles from us it is one of our favourites spots.