Spring at Runnymede and Ankerwycke
As nature awakens from her winter slumber, a flush of new life spreads over the historic hills and waters of Runnymede. Find out what you can discover here at this special time of year.
Riverside willows are the first to don their springtime greenery, the herald of a storm of spring. Blackthorn blossom, goslings, cygnets and ducklings create a sense of new life all along the riverside. It's the perfect time to get outdoors as the weather warms up for riverbank picnics.
In Cooper's Hill Woods, spring arrives in the form of ancient woodland flowers. Patches of bluebells, lesser celandines, dog's mercury and wood anemones create a magical atmosphere in the protected oak and ash woodland.
As the weather warms up, it's well worth walking the 2hr yellow route to Langham Ponds, one of our nation's Flagship Ponds and a haven for wildlife.
See The Jurors as the artist intended, nestled amongst tall grasses in late spring, as damselflies and butterflies flit among the wildflowers.