12 Beautiful Bluebell Walks
Trip the light (blue) fantastic with the 12 best bluebells walks near you. The most gorgeous floral pop-ups to bring in Spring.
Want to lose yourself sea of bluebells? Of course you do. There’s something pretty magical about bluebells and these vivid wildflowers are carpeting the woodlands of Glos & Worcs through mid-April and May.
Read on for hit of true blue bliss, and where to head to see these wondrous blooms.
Rococco Garden, Painswick
Open on elected dates in April and May head to this stunningly beautiful garden with its follies and foliage for swathes of wildflower bluebells amongst the cowslips and 8,000 tulips.
Westonbirt Arboretum, Westonbirt
You’ll find delightful drifts of bluebells at Westonbirt – amongst 17 miles of trails and 18,000 trees from all over the world. Our top tip is to head to Silk Wood here, where you’ll see huge swatches of the beauties covering the woodland floor.
Lassington Wood, Highnam
Lassington Wood, just outside Highnam in Gloucestershire, is spot-on for a stroll in bluebell season. The bluebells grow wild and wide here, a truly insta-worthy place to see these delicate beauties.
Harebush Woods, Cirencester
Located on the eastern edge of Cirencester, Harebush woods is a fantastic place to spot vibrant pockets of bluebells. Enter opposite the town’s Norman Arch in the Abbey Grounds or by the Burford Road allotments.
Frith Wood, Stroud
Frith Wood comprises of 24 hectares of ancient woodland on a ridge that overlooks Painswick Valley and Slad Valley. Not only is it a forager’s paradise (find your wild garlic here for those lockdown dinners) but it’s also one of the best places to see bluebells. Swathes of them fill the woodland floor, making it perfect for a spring/summer walk.
Siccaridge Wood, Stroud
This lovely walk never fails to delivery bluebells at this time of year. Found between Sapperton and Oakridge, the wood has a sea of bluebells amongst its 26 acres of ancient woodland. You might even spot a roe deer or scurrying dormouse – both common here.
Foxholes Wood teeters on the Glos/Ox border, and is a glorious place for bluebell-hunters. Famous for its blue-hued Spring time spectacular, soak up carpets of bluebells which slope down to the River Evenlode.
Taking a wander in Worcestershire? … check out these hotspots.
Clent Hills, Worcs
A delightful family walk awaits through beautiful countryside including a spectacular carpet of pretty bluebells. One of the best spots is in the valley is behind the Four Stones, where the sides of the valley are covered in bluebells. From the Nimmings Wood car park, head up the easy access path to the viewpoint near the top. From there, head down towards the log pile and gate in the bottom left corner of the slope. As you approach the log pile, take the path on the left heading behind you round into the Bluebell Valley.
Tiddesley Wood, Pershore
The floor of this ancient woodland is always awash with Spring colour and you’ll find drifts of stunning bluebells here too (the handiwork of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.) Find them at the Harry Green Reserve, half a mile west of Pershore, WR10 2AD.
Shrawley Wood, Droitwich Spa
This enchanting lime-leaved woodland gives up a spectacular display of bluebells every year. Find it between Astley Cross and Shrawley, or pop WR6 6TF into the satnav. In normal times you can even book onto a guided walk.
Gheluvelt Park, Worcester
You don’t have to hike to the countryside to see bluebells, there are city spots where they bloom too. Head for Gheluvelt Public Park in the heart of Worcester. Check out this city park for a small but beautiful display.
Malvern Hills, Malvern
The slopes of the Malverns are awash with bluebells in the Spring. Each year along Jubilee Drive, the displays attract many visitors and Instagrammers! There is limited parking near to the Jubilee Drive display so head to Black Hill car park and take the short walk (450 metres) along the side of the Hill to reach the bluebells.