Bluebell woods across Britain

With spring nearly upon us, it will soon be time for seasonal flowers and wildlife to blossom, including the English bluebell. This British staple can be spotted all across the UK, flowering from mid-April till late May. 

Put some pep in your step this season with a scenic walk through a blanket of violet and blue hues.

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire

This Chiltern Estate is the perfect location if you’re looking for a nature orientated day out. The grounds are populated with ancient ruins such as the fort at Ivinghoe Beacon, seasonal shrubbery, and wildlife hidden deep in the woods. As one of the best places in the country to see the famous flower, you’ll want to experience their beautiful carpet of bluebells in the springtime. Why not take a stroll through the woodlands with a loved one or explore one of their walking trails!

Stay Nearby: Hemel Hempstead | Hemel Hempstead Gateway | Luton

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Once the country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle, this picturesque parkland covers more than 3,800 acres of land. Great for a scenic walk in the spring; the woodland area will soon be adorned with seasonal wildflowers. With a spectacular forest of traditional bluebells, this location is ideal for photography or just somewhere to sit and soak up the local nature. The park also celebrates spring with a tour around their fantastic glasshouse, home to peach and nectarine trees just in the Walled Kitchen Garden.

Stay Nearby: Worksop | Retford Markham Moor | Blyth A1 (M)

Coombe Abbey Country Park, Coventry

This 500-acre country park is perfect for the whole family to enjoy a day out in the spring air. As well as being packed with things to do, such as afternoon tea, duck feeding, a treetop adventure, and a bouncy castle, the grounds are also perfect for a spring stroll. As well as plenty of walking trails and countryside views, they also have a spectacular woodland area showcasing their beautiful English bluebells, making the perfect atmosphere for a picnic. Experience their flowery woodlands for the ideal weekend away.

Stay Nearby: Coventry Binley | Rugby Dunchurch | Rugby Central

Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire

Experience this beauty spot with acres of unspoilt woodlands combined with river streams and gorgeous waterfalls. Hidden just west of Leeds famously away from the national grid, this is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a step away from reality. Wild bluebells sprigs are dotted all over the valley, alongside the variety of spring flowers and wildlife that inhabit this tranquil area. Deep in the heart of the woodlands lies Gibson Mill, where you can stock up on refreshments and food at their locally run cafe.

Stay Nearby: Halifax | Burnley | Keighley

Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset

As one of the most popular places to see bluebells, the rural Dorset estate is wildly popular in the springtime. The estate itself is home to many different sights such as the Japanese Garden, the Iron Age hill forts and the world’s oldest herd of pedigree Red Ruby Devon cattle to name a few. But if you want to see the rich blanket of bluebells around the estate, then you’ll want to visit Pamphill Bluebell Woods, a beautiful woodland trail ideal to spot the springtime flower. Take your time wandering along the trail with one of the guides provided and take in the spectacular shows of nature.

Stay Nearby: Poole North | Poole | Ringwood

Dinefwr Castle Woods, Carmarthenshire

This renowned Carmarthenshire nature reserve is the ideal place for a spring getaway. Standing at the heart of the estate is the Newton House, holding years of history after being home to the Prince of the Welsh Kingdom of the Deheubarth. Not only does the house have plenty of things to do and activities to busy yourself with, but the reserve also has stunning bluebell woods that you can experience on one of their many woodland walk trails. Take a long relaxing walk around the windy woodland path and end up at the house, where bluebells are dotted all around the estate.

Stay Nearby: Llanelli Cross Hands | Swansea M4 | Llanelli Central

Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire

The Tintern Abbey, located near the River Wye, was founded back in 1131 by Cistercian monks. Made famous by the literary poem and its gothic architecture, the abbey was overrun and is now missing its roof and a lot of the infrastructure making it a popular historical ruin. The surrounding woodland area and the grass beside the abbey bloom with bluebells in the spring, making for a beautiful and picturesque location worthy of an amazing photo. 

Stay Nearby: Bristol Severn View M48 | Bristol Avonmouth| Bristol Cribbs Causeway