Bluebell Walks across Worcestershire

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Clent Hills

You can find bluebells in lots of areas on the 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. If you’d like to go further off the beaten track and discover more bluebell woods then head over to Walton Hill.

Volunteers are running guided Bluebell Walks, which are around 6 miles long, on Sunday 29th April and Wednesday 9th May from 10am – 1pm. The walks leave from the cafe at Nimmings Wood Car Park and cost £2 per person. They can be strenuous in parts so please come prepared and wearing sturdy walking boots and appropriate outdoor clothing. Dogs not permitted.

Post code: B62 0NL


Malvern Hills, Malvern

Full of cultural heritage and home to a wide range of species and habitats, we own, protect and manage this iconic landscape for the benefit of the local community and the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come each year. Each year along Jubilee Drive, the slopes are awash with purple as spring arrives on the Malvern Hills and the displays attract many visitors and photographers.

For parking information see here


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Perry Wood Nature Reserve, Worcester

In spring the ancient woodlands are awash with Bluebells, Ramsons and Wood Anemone, especially in coppiced areas. Perry Wood has a long and varied history, and has existed in some form since Anglo-Saxon times. Generations of people have influenced the character of the wood, with the importance of agriculture and forestry declining in the 20th century in favour of wildlife conservation and recreation. This ancient woodland with King’s Field to the north became Perry Wood Local Nature Reserve in 1987.

Postcode: Worcester WR5 1LJ


Coughton Court, Alcester

The best spot to discover bluebells here at Coughton Court is over in Timm’s Grove, which is covered in a sea of shimmering bluebells from late April to mid-May.

Normal admission applies.

Postcode: B49 5JA


Further Afield

Oakley Woods, Warwick

An ancient woodland site where there is plenty of evidence of ancient woodland flora, including carpets of bluebells and other wild flowers each spring. The woods are home to many birds, and you may be lucky enough to catch sight of a deer.

Oakley Wood is situated about 1 mile (1.6km) south west of Bishops Tachbrook in Warwickshire, and about 4 miles (6.4km) south of Leamington Spa.

The wood lies between the B4100 Banbury Road and the B4087 Newbold Road, just south of junction 13 on the M40 (note junction 13 is restricted and you can only leave the M40 here if traveling north).

Nearest Postcode: CV33 9QP


Hampton Wood and Meadow

Boasting a beautiful carpet of wild flowers in spring, the reserve is deservedly famous for its spectacular primroses, which mingle with a medley of bluebells, wood anemone and lesser celandine. Red campion and foxglove thrive alongside ground-ivy and yellow archangel, with the grassy rides offering barren strawberry, violets and bugle.

Post Code: CV35 8AS


Hartshill Hayes Country Park

Parking charges apply.

Post code: CV10 0TE


Badby Woods, Northamptonshire

Famous for bluebells in spring. 

Badby Wood is the largest of a localised group of ancient semi-natural woodlands lying mainly on acidic soils derived from Jurassic Upper Lias Clays and Northampton Sands. It has a history of continuous woodland cover for over seven hundred years.

There is a parking area for about 12 cars off the Everdon Road out of Badby, about 400 yards out of the village. From here you can walk into the woods through the above arch.
Note that the path is not suitable for wheelchairs, and there is no realistic disabled access to Badby Woods.


 

Information checked at the time of writing.

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