App launched for family trail

Bluebells in Tattershall Carrs Wood (photo by Katherine Jaiteh) EMN-160324-073827001
Bluebells in Tattershall Carrs Wood (photo by Katherine Jaiteh) EMN-160324-073827001

Visiting a bluebell wood is one of the UK’s great seasonal highlights and the Woodland Trust has lots for you to visit for free this spring.

One of the best bluebell woods is Tattershall Carrs, which forms the last remaining remnants of ancient, wet, alder-dominated woodland that once ringed the margins of the Fens.

It also boasts a fascinating history.

The wood was part of RAF Woodhall Spa during the Second World War, which, of course, was home to the famous 617 ‘Dambusters’ squadron.

To help families appreciate these woodlands, the Trust has launched a new Nature Detectives Family Trail app for use at 24 of its sites, including Tattershall Carrs.

The augmented reality app brings two woodland fairies, Blue and Belle, to life as they lead families on a fun, magical trail through the woods.

There are challenges and activities to complete at marker points in each wood, to stop Foot the Giant trampling on the precious bluebells.

Visitors to bluebell woods are asked to stick to marked trails To download the app and find a list of participating woods, visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/familytrail