Britain’s best bluebell woods

Put some spring in your step with a walk through the best bluebell woods Britain has to offer


The Bluebell woods of Yoxall Lodge, Staffordshire

There are 5 bluebell woods around the site ranging from ½ a mile to 2 ½ miles offering varying views of the entire bluebell route. Look out for the native pink bluebell along the yellow walk.


Brede High Woods, East Sussex

One of the biggest Woodland Trust sites in England, Brede has a sea of bluebells around April/May. Lookout for some wildlife too with the nature detective’s spotter sheet and see if you can find a buzzard or even a great crested newt.


Heartwood forest, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Head to the Langley wood and take the four-mile spring walk through the bluebells. Heartwood is part of a project to create England’s largest new continuous forest covering 858 acres and you can donate to help the cause.

The Forest of Dean – Gloucestershire

According to the forestry commission the best time to see the carpets of bluebells that bloom in the forest of dean is between Saturday 1 May and Sunday 9 May. A particularly good place is the woodland between the Speech House in Coleford and Moseley Green.

Hardcastle crags

More than 400 acres of unspoilt woodland and criss-crossed with 30 miles of footpaths, there is a particular 3-mile walk through a beautiful mass of bluebells in spring.