Step into spring in the East of England
Spring is now well underway. New leaves are unfurling on the trees, spring bulbs have emerged, birds are chirping and lambs are gamboling around in the fields. Why not celebrate the best that the season has to offer, with a visit to one of the places in our care in the East of England?
Spring has well and truly sprung and those prepared to clamber out of bed early will witness one of nature’s greatest phenomenons, the dawn chorus.
Blossom is a sure sign that spring has arrived! Nature's own confetti, nothing lifts the spirits quite like the beauty of pink or white petals adorning trees in the springtime.
Nothing says spring quite like lambs gamboling in the fields. Find out where you can see these new arrivals in the East of England, many of which are rare breeds.
There are a number of remarkable women, whose experiences of survival, courage and determination have shaped the fate and history of the special places we all enjoy today.
Our gardeners are experts in creating the most fantastic floral displays, so we asked one of them for their top tips, to help you plan your gardening jobs this spring.
The East of England has its fair share of bluebells during the spring months. Blickling Estate in Norfolk is in fact one of the top spots in the country to see carpets of the blue flowers.
Visit Ashridge Estate for a lengthy walk out in the open space or take a walk around the estate where George Bernard Shaw once lived. Find out more about our long walks in Hertfordshire here.
Stretch your legs a little further with these 10,000 step walks in and around Cambridgeshire.
Mills and windpumps are iconic features in the landscape of East Anglia, from the Norfolk Broads to the Cambridgeshire fens.
For many birdwatchers and wildlife lovers, spring is an exciting time of the year. When will you hear the first sound of a cuckoo or spot the first swallow?
Discover new art installations, as part of an exciting programme of contemporary arts that have been inspired by our places and supported by Arts Council England
A few of our favourite shorter walks, around 2,000 steps, from across the East of England to inspire you to get outside and bask in the glory of spring. Along the way we highlight some of the best views to take your breath away and those must see first signs of spring.
Writers, artists, politicians and a warrior king – whose footsteps will you follow in? Discover more about the places we look after on one of our walks. As well as intriguing tales of history, there are inspiring views and wildlife to uncover.