We don’t know about you but we’ve been enjoying the sunshine today.  It would appear the Bluebells are doing the same. Now’s the time to plan your walk in the woods to see these beautiful English flowers.

Bluebells are here!

The famous Chilterns bluebell woods are becoming covered with carpets of blue, and the next couple of weekends are the best time to get out and enjoy them.

The average peak flowering time for bluebells is late April into early May but this year in more sheltered locations they are already starting to look really good. In the next few days many local woods will turn into a sea of blue, so get out there and make the most of them – they will be at their peak for the next two weeks. Half of the world’s bluebell woods are found in the UK so this is a spectacle that is very special to this country.

Some of the best bluebell woods in the Chilterns are:

  • Wendover Woods, near Wendover
  • Adams Wood, near Lane End
  • Bradenham Woods, near High Wycombe
  • Angling Spring Wood, near Great Missenden
  • Ashridge Estate, near Berkhamsted
  • Cowleaze Woods, near Watlington
  • Ipsden Heath, near Henley-on-Thames

It’s a fantastic time of year to make the most of our beautiful local countryside and enjoy all the signs of spring. You can find lots of information on the best places to see bluebells in the Chilterns, plus details of walks and bike rides, at www.chilternsaonb.org

Please send us images of  your walks in the bluebell woods and we’ll post them onto our social media pages and our website too.  Thank you!