Top 10 bluebell woods to visit this year

It's bluebell season! Here are ten fantastic Woodland Trust sites where you will find beautiful bluebell displays this spring.

Once you've spotted them - let us know where with the Big Bluebell Watch.

Brede High Woods, East Sussex 

Enjoy unspoilt ancient woodland and discover rare wildlife at the second largest of our sites.

Hackfall, North Yorkshire 

This ancient woodland has been restored to its former glory and boasts original features such as grottos, glades, rustic temples, waterfalls and an impressive number of woodland birds.

Tattershall Carrs, Lincolnshire 

Tattershall Carrs forms the last remnants of ancient, wet, alder-dominated woodland that once ringed the margins of the Fens. It also boasts a fascinating history; the wood was part of RAF Woodhall Spa during the Second World War, and was home to the famous 617 Dambusters squadron.

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Heartwood Forest, Hertfordshire 

In the heart of London's green belt, this new woodland is being created with help from community volunteers. Rare butterflies and bluebells thrive.

Burroughs Wood, Leicestershire 

Burroughs Wood encompasses two large sites; one with ancient origins, the other a newer woodland. A well used site, particularly along the public and permissive bridleways. Getting around is easy, with gentle and undulating slopes.

Old Wood, Sheringham, Norfolk 

Old Wood is a mixture of coniferous woodland, heathland and acid grassland, and home to a variety of wildlife including adders and slow worms, which the Trust is restoring to broadleaf woodland and heathland. Climb to one of the highest points in Norfolk for views over Sheringham and the North Sea.

Bovey Valley Woods, Devon 

Walk among ancient woodland and explore a wealth of wildlife, at this large collection of woods on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.

Coed Cefn, Crickhowell, Powys 

Dominated by a canopy of oak and beech, this ancient woodland site with an Iron Age hilltop fort incorporates a historical angle to your woodland enjoyment.

Glen Finglas ,Trossachs National Park, Scotland 

Walk, climb or cycle around this vast terrain of ancient woodland, open heathland and lochs, the Woodland Trust's largest estate.

Carnmoney Hill, Newtonabbey, County Antrim 

Enjoy breathtaking views and an abundance of wildlife, on one of a chain of hills of ancient woodland around the city of Belfast.

Find out more about bluebells

Did you know that Bronze Age people used bluebell glue to fletch their arrows? Can you tell the difference between our native bluebell and the Spanish invasive species that's threatening our wild populations?

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