With sunny spells and blossom in full bloom, it’s time to take a wander through a woodland glade to catch a final glimpse of vibrant bluebells in the countryside. Follow our favourite routes from riverside walks in rugged Yorkshire, and gentle bridleways in Buckinghamshire, to the colourful ancient woodlands of Gloucestershire – you’re bound to find that spring in your step!
Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire
Known as Little Switzerland, these rugged woodlands are set in a valley awash with bluebells along its pathways and riverside this season. Keep your footprint green with a trip to 19th-century Gibson Mill where sustainability is the key at its eco-friendly visitor centre and café.
Ashridge Estate, Buckinghamshire
Swathes of bluebells can be seen along pretty nature trails and bridleways here, while the forest is teeming with busy birds and wildlife. Discover wonderful hues of bluebells beneath a bright green beech canopy and the age-old trees of the magnificent Chiltern Hills.
Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire
Follow the family-friendly New beginnings and new plantings trail through the Old Arboretum and (dog-friendly) Silk Wood to see the prettiest of bluebell glades. Head to Maple Loop, too, where you’ll find colourful new foliage on the Japanese maples in this Victorian landscape.
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