The bluebell season this year seems to have lasted longer than usual. So it was in the second half of May we were able to visit a somewhat less-well known English bluebell wood, possibly because accessing it if you have a car can be less than obvious. The wood itself was at its peak!
Long wood is bounded by the M4 motorway on the south and a railway line to the east and has a delightful stream flowing through it, which turns into a bit of a marsh on the eastern side. As you can see from the map above, there is a lot of water of different kinds surrounding it, from lakes in Osterley park to the west and the Grand union canal to the east, where the impressive Osterley Park Weir can be visited.
It is good to see that bluebell woods are alive and well in west London.