Another trip to another spot we’ve never been to before – Sheepleas in Surrey which lies in between Guildford and Leatherhead. Sheepleas is a nice spot for a walk (buggies are doable in the woodland as long as it’s not muddy) as it takes in both chalk grasslands with its flowering meadows plus the forests. There isn’t a cafe here, but there are two car parks to use free of charge.
We only had to wander in a few metres before we started seeing butterflies, bees and pink orchids in bloom. The Surrey Wildlife Trusts say the draw here is because of the stunning wildflower meadows that bloom in spring and summer.
The meadows used to be used for grazing but have now been left for wildlife to recover, leaving a lovely, slightly secret couple of meadows hidden in the woodland. Violets and primroses come in March. You’ll see bluebells and cowslips in April and May brings the orchids. In July wild marjoram, St John’s wort and harebell are in bloom.