Bluebell woods in England

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A delicate carpet of bluebells at dawn in Ashenbank wood (Photo: G Smith/WTML)

Take some time away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a tranquil springtime walk through one of England's most beautiful bluebell woods.

Shaptor woods

Shaptor Woods, Bovey Tracey, Devon

Take in years of history in this gorgeous ancient woodland which comes alive with brilliant bluebells in spring. Follow the path onto Shaptor Rocks and enjoy the magnificent views across the moorland.

bovey valley

Bovey Valley Woods, Devon

Walk along ancient tracks underneath towering trees to find the gorgeous bluebells at Bovey Valley Woods. Follow the river as it rushes over mossy rocks and under stone built bridges.

clanger woods

Clanger & Picket Woods, Westbury, Wiltshire

Breathe in the heady scent of the bluebell glades at Clanger, Picket and Round Woods. Follow ancient rides to find the stuinning bluebells and look out for rare butterflies including silver-washed fritillary.

ashenbank wood

Ashenbank Wood, Cobham, Kent

Step back in time at Ashenbank Wood as you walk past a Bronze Age barrow, a medieval wood bank and the remains of five World War II RAF bunkers. Discover the bluebells bursting into colour amongst wonderful wildlife and rare fungi.

costells wood

Costells Wood, Scaynes Hill, Sussex

Follow in your forefathers' footsteps as you wind your way through this beautiful ancient woodland. Uncover peaceful glades full of breathtaking bluebells and watch for wildlife at the water's edge.

brede high wood

Brede High Woods, East Sussex

Lose yourself in time as you wander around this stunning, unspoilt ancient woodland. Discover rare wildlife, springs, streams and colourful carpets of fresh bluebells under the canopy.

heartwood forest

Heartwood Forest, Hertfordshire

Discover a new forest, springing up around pockets of ancient woodland in the heart of London's green belt. Search out the ancient woodland and be amazed by the spectacular carpet of vibrant bluebells, stretching out under the springtime canopy. 

old wood

Old Wood, Sheringham, Norfolk

Walk through this wonderful wildlife haven, which lies in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Look out for bright bluebells adding a splash of colour to the woodland and climb to one of the highest points in Norfolk for views over Sheringham and the North Sea.

tattershall carrd

Tattershall Carrs, Tattershall, Lincolnshire

Explore the last remnants of ancient, wet, alder-dominated woodland on the margins of the Fens and marvel at the magnificent bluebells. Discover the fascinating history of a wood that was part of RAF Woodhall Spa during the Second World War, and was home to the famous 617 ‘Dambusters’ squadron.

burroughs wood

Burroughs Wood, Leicestershire

Journey between two large sites; one with ancient origins, the other a newer woodland. Stroll along gentle, undulating slopes to discover magical carpets of bluebells in the older wood and then meadows of wildflowers full of colour.

hackfall

Hackfall, North Yorkshire

Transport yourself to another time as you wander around this breathtaking ancient woodland. Uncover grottos, glades, rustic temples and waterfalls surrounded by a sea of rich bluebells and spring flowers.

sea wood

Sea Wood, Ulverston, Cumbria

Experience this wonderful wood by the sea, where large oak timbers were once floated at high tide to ship builders in Ulverston. Explore the paths edged with beautiful bluebells stretching under the leafy canopy.

warriners wood

Warriners Wood, Kendal, Cumbria

Warriners Wood is well known for its spring colour and fantastic range of wildlife. Stroll down leafy rides alongside ash, sycamore and hazel trees and prepare yourself for a dazzling display of bright bluebells.

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