Pocket Number 11: Bramingham Wood

Bramingham Wood is an ancient woodland first recorded as a forest of note in 1227. It is now one of the Woodland Trusts top ten bluebell woods. The woods are situated 30 minutes walk north of Leagrave station on the edge of Luton.

In mid spring a carpet of bluebells blossom in the dappled shade of the woods beneath oak, ash, field maple, hazel and hawthorn trees.

Easter was celebrated late this year and Easter bank holidays coincided with bluebells in full bloom.

I walked the length of the woods snapping lots of pictures of bluebells – hence the gallery format of this page.

At the far end of the woods I encountered Casian going off-road on the forest paths with his electric scooter. Casian was visiting the bluebell woods beneath blue skies while wearing a blue t-shirt. He chose a blue marker to write on the picture frame with and remarked to me that blue is his favourite colour.

I explained to him about what I was doing and he sent me to next visit Stockwood Park’s Discovery Centre and said there should be someone at reception there for me to speak to.

For the montage I got some bluebells I will press dry in a book.