The UK is home to some magnificent bluebell woods. Ancient bluebell woods are a joy to discover and to walk amongst and Britain is home to a surprising array of places where you can see carpets of bluebells amongst a forest canopy in Spring time. Take photos to preserve the special memories and visit from mid April to mid May to see the bluebells at their best.
• Wildlife Watch and Walk Amongst Beautiful Bluebells in Herts
Hertfordshire is one of England’s best places to see beautiful bluebell woods in season.
The National Trust’s Ashridge Estate is one of Hertfordshire’s best known beauty spots for seeing bluebells and you may be lucky enough to see some of the resident deer too when exploring these gorgeous woodlands. The best spot within Ashridge to see wonderful displays of purple carpeted woodlands is Dockey Wood. For taking photographs early morning tends to offer the best light and is also when you are most likely to spot deer and stags.
After your walk head in to nearby Berkhamsted and enjoy a bite to eat or coffee in one of the good quality cafes in town.
Or head over the border in to Bucks, where at Wendover Woods you can also see bluebells from mid April to mid May and enjoy some great walks and woodland vistas along the way too. For refreshments, there is a café within Wendover Woods or head to nearby Wendover where the delights of the Chocolate Café are on offer.
Wherever you are holidaying in Hertfordshire, making the trip to Ashridge should make for a great day out.
Discover History and Bluebells on Holiday in Kent
Kent is a magnificent county to explore with its lush greenery, castles and pretty towns and quaint country cottages and is also home to some lovely bluebell woodlands. Combine visits to castles with walks through carpeted blue woodlands for special days out. Visit Scotney Castle near Tunbridge Wells and you can enjoy two wonderful sights in one day out. More wonderful woodlands complete with carpets of bluebells can be found within the gardens of Sissinghurst Castle near Cranbrook where you can discover history and gorgeous gardens in one visit too.
Other places to see the bluebells woods in season include the Hucking Estate near Maidstone, Hamstreet Woods near Ashford and Emmetts Garden near Sevenoaks.
Discover Stunning Somerset Attractions and Bluebell Woods in Somerset
Somerset in the West Country has a number of woodlands where you can see bluebells in season. For a chance to see bluebells next to the awe inspiring Cheddar Gorge head to Long Wood near Cheddar, this Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve is part of the Cheddar complex by the Mendip Hills where you can soak up stunning views over the Levels and Moors.
Other places in Somerset where you can see woodlands carpeted in bluebells include Thurlbear Wood near Taunton, Aller & Beer Woods near Langport, Leigh Woods near Clifton, and Snake’s Well Wood near Abbots Leigh. Also of note are King’s Wood and Urchin Wood near Wells, which are Sites of Special Scientific Interest so are lovely unspoilt areas to explore and see bluebells and are also home to rare and endangered wildlife.
So wherever you are holidaying in Somerset, visit at the right time of year and there is a good chance that there will be a beautiful bluebell woodland near you to enjoy and explore.
• Explore one of England’s Best Loved Forests and See Beautiful Bluebells in Nottinghamshire
• Nottinghamshire can be a joy to discover lush woodlands, complete with carpets of ancient woodland flowers. One of Nottinghamshire’s oldest woodlands is the charming sounding Bunny Old Wood, also known as Bunny Wood, this is one of the best places in Nottinghamshire to enjoy walks amongst woodlands and bluebells. Another ancient Nottinghamshire woodland where you can see the bluebells is Ploughman Wood, where you can see carpets of wood anenomes, as well as bluebells.
Also in Nottinghamshire is the National Trust’s Clumber Park, near Worksop and in the heart of Sherwood Forest. Visit Sherwood Forest and you’ll be within one of England’s most special places. Within Sherwood Forest you can be amongst what may be Britain’s best known woodlands and home to the legend of Robin Hood. See the Great Oak where Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men were reputed to have hidden out and also explore gorgeous bluebell woods with a visit to the Clumber Park Woodlands.
Whether you’re staying in a country cottage in the Nottinghamshire countryside or in a townhouse or apartment within Newark or Nottinghamshire, there are some fantastic bluebell woods to discover in season.
The above are some of the best known and best loved places to see delightful bluebell woodlands in the UK but there are others including Skomer Island in Wales which looks stunning carpeted in hues of blue and purple, Sussex, Norfolk, Wrexham, Cornwall, West Yorkshire and even the Trossachs in Scotland.