From April to late May, native English bluebells set our woodlands ablaze with their beautiful bright blue flowers. The UK is home to more than half the world’s population of bluebells, making it our unofficial national flower. Their presence is a sure sign you are in a very old woodland!
With this in mind, the LWYL creative team has put together their top spots around Worcestershire to see this year’s crop of beautiful spring bluebells!
We have listed places which are easily accessible and in public areas around wonderful Worcestershire, but don’t forget to make sure any trip you make adheres to the current coronavirus guidelines.
The beautiful semi-natural ancient Tiddesley woodland has a really impressive showing of spring flowers, thanks to the work of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust!
The Wildlife Trust manages the wood using a variety of forestry techniques which allow for a variety of carpeted wildflowers to grow in spring – bluebells, wood anemones, violets and cowslips!
You can access these beautiful woods by travelling 1/2 mile west of Pershore on Besford Bridge Road, Pershore, WR10 2AD.
There is such a magnificent display of bluebells whichever way you look at Trench Wood in the springtime!
This ancient woodland is managed by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, along with Butterfly Conservation, because of its importance for woodland butterflies.
Remember to listen out for the chiffchaffs warbling in the treetops and the occasional roe deer as you wander through these beautiful woods! You can access this by travelling to Trench Ln, Droitwich, WR9 7LW.
3. Clent Hills
You can find beautiful bluebells in lots of different areas on the Clent Hills.
One of the best spots is in the valley behind the Four Stones, where the sides of the valley are covered in bluebells and the woods at the bottom of the valley are also carpeted in them. 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.
If you’d like to go further off the beaten track and discover more bluebell woods then head over to Walton Hill as most of its wooded areas have bluebells dotted through them! If you are parking at Nimmings Wood, visit the Welcome Point near the cafe and staff can point you in the right direction!
As one of the largest small-leaved lime woodlands in the UK, Shrawley Wood really is something special!
Visit Shrawley Wood to see a spectacular display of bluebells this April and May. You can access them by travelling to Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, WR6 6TT.
You are able to park behind the New Inn pub (a small charge applies) and you could always stop for a drink at the pub on your return!
It is widely speculated that Chaddesley Wood can be traced as far back as the Ice Age due to the presence of ancient woodland species.
As the second largest woodland area in Worcestershire, dating back to at least the 13th century, this woodland is a real haven for bluebells in the springtime!
You can access this woodland by travelling 1 1/2 miles north of Woodcote Green, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, DY10 4NX.