Bluebell rambles and springtime discoveries

A view from the clifftops at Brean Down

Somerset’s coast and countryside is full of many hidden spots, spectacular views and places to spot springtime wildlife. If you’re looking for the perfect spot for bluebells, daffodils or other spring-time blooms, then why not head out for a stroll in Somerset?

Fyne Court

Fyne Court has something to spot in every season, during spring time the estate comes alive with wildlife and spring flowers. When you come for a Fyne Court ramble you will be able to spot primrose, bluebells, wood anemone and yellow archangel.

Look for queen bumble bees scouting out nest sites, or red admiral, peacock and brimstone butterflies awaking from hibernation. Watch for trees bursting into leaf. Which ones are leafing early?

See if you can find our blossoming wild cherry, blackthorn and hawthorn trees, and look for insects using this early nectar source.

Listen out for the woodpeckers and a cacophony of birdsong. Look for birds flitting back and forth with materials for their nests and food for their chicks, or listen for them marking their territories with a burst of song.

Why not check the dipping pond for palmate newts or areas of long grass for frogs and toads?

A welcome sign of Spring in the Forest
A small clump of primroses
A welcome sign of Spring in the Forest

 

North and Mid Somerset

Brean Down has a wealth of history, but it is also known for its bluebells. Discover the Down in a purple glow. When you next take a stroll listen and look out for migratory birds and enjoy the colours of spring.  

The peregrine falcon has made the Down its home and can sometimes be spotted. Please remember to keep your distance when watching the peregrines.

There are plenty of spring colours in North Somerset, spot violets, cow slips and primroses when you head out on your spring time strolls.

If you’re looking for some early butterflies the Brimstone is one of the earliest you’ll see keep your eyes peeled for this leafy-green butterfly on early spring days.

Adders on Crook Peak will start awakening from hibernation in March, look out for them on sunny days basking. Remember not to disturb them as they may bite if provoked.