As you rush to catch a flight or head to Stockwood Park, there’s a hidden natural treasure you’ve probably been passing by.

Tucked away on the edge of London Road, Kidney Wood is an ancient woodland and County Wildlife Site waiting to be discovered.

Each spring, a stunning carpet of bluebells hints at the wood’s 400-year history.

A marked nature trail winds through the trees, revealing carved wildlife pillars and inviting play dells for families to enjoy.

The wood buzzes with life in every season – from summer butterflies to autumn’s busy squirrels. Sharp eyes might spot ancient features like wood banks and gnarled hazel coppices.

Perfect for a quick nature escape or family day out. Don’t forget paper and crayons for pillar rubbings!

Where to find: Kidney Wood, LU1 4LA (Parking available at nearby Stockwood Park).