Soulton Bluebell Wood
There has been woodland in the 50 acres of Soulton Wood since the end of the last Ice Age. Nestling on the south side, you will find Keeper's Cottage.
The vast majority of the current crop of oak was planted after the Second World War: the govermenent had requisitioned much of the wood to help with the war effort. As things turned out, the war was concluded before the wood could be put to war use.
However, the wood was selected by the Ministry of Works for the very great honour for replacing the paneling in the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster chamber following the bomb damage.
To us, the wood is a very special place. It is home to diverse wildlife, and some rare plants.
Our guests are warmly encouraged to take a walk this way; Soulton Wood is not open to the general public.