Brigsteer WoodsBrigsteer Category Nature & Wildlife
Wordsworth’s famed daffs nod their heads to countless Lake District visitors beside Ullswater. Far more secret are the woods above the tiny village of Brigsteer, nestled amid limestone hills above the Lyth Valley and Morecambe Bay. Here, wild Lenten lilies (an old English name for a native wild daffodil) stud the wooded slopes of Brigsteer Park, succeeded by ramsons and bluebells in a profusion of spring colours.
This wood occupies a steep east facing hillside with some good views through the breaks in the trees. Mixed woodland with a dense understory, it is home to some deer so watch out for them if you are dog walking. Some reasonable paths run north/south but getting up and down the hillside is a challenge within the eastern lobe. The western lobe has much better, more open paths.