Beechwood and East Sussex in April

It’s always a welcome sight, after the long dark Winter, to see fields full of daffodils and the trees beginning to shows signs of new growth. Yes, Spring is with us and with it brings a multitude of events here in East Sussex. Naturally, Beechwood  Bed and Breakfast is the ideal location from which to explore this amazing season in East Sussex. In fact, we actively encourage our guests to get out (weather permitting of course!) and witness the local joys on offer during Spring.

The lush rolling green hills of the South Downs are perfect for long meandering walks with many landmarks to see on route. You could visit the Long Man of Wilmington, a gigantic chalk figure cut into the hills between Historic  Lewes and Eastbourne and believed to date from 1710. Enjoy a country lunch and a thirst quenching pint at the aptly named Long Man or the Giant’s Rest.

Whilst on the A27, heading from Lewes to Polegate, why not stop at Middle Farm where you will find a hive of activity at this time of year. Yes, it’s lambing time! As any farmer knows, this is time of sleepless nights but overwhelming satisfaction as nature brings wooly little bundles into the world. Lambing at Middle Farm is overseen by Pam and Terry Wigmore, who both bring many years of experience from their past and long-running successful venture at Seven Sisters Sheep Farm. You can feed the new lambs, a task that brings a smile to anyone’s face, whether young or old.

Whilst on the farm theme, from April 8th until 14th May, why not enjoy the great East Sussex outdoors with a walk through the bluebells? Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail, near Eastbourne, offers seven walks across 3 neighbouring farms and of varying length and difficulty through an abundance of bluebell and white anemone covered woodlands. The sea of blue is one of our favourite natural sights and is a photographic heaven. The walks are so peaceful and give you the chance to lose yourselves in thought, whether solo or in groups. One of the walks, stretching over 2/3 of a mile is also suitable for wheelchairs. If you arrive at Parkwood Farm, along the trail, between 3pm and 5pm, sample the milking of the dairy herd from the comfort of the viewing gallery, or maybe stroll around the variety of sheep, lambs, goats and pigs in enclosed pens before enjoying a welcome cup of tea or coffee with a delicious home-baked cake.

Naturally, we at Beechwood love to hear the tales of your day. After a full day in the great outdoors, taking in the sights, sounds and fresh farm East Sussex air, Beechwood Bed and Breakfast is the perfect base to relax in a luxurious room and to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast the following morning. Go on, give us a call before Spring morphs into Summer!DSC_0390IMG_4046 (2).jpg