This holiday weekend, why not see wondrous bluebell carpets

We passed numerous bluebell woods driving down the Wye Valley last weekend. Much as we wanted to stop and admire their wondrous beauty, getting home was our priority.

There are, however, plenty of places locally to see carpets of bluebells. This holiday weekend is just an opportunity to catch them before they fade. Here are a few suggestions,

Top local choice: Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Rd, Godalming GU8 4AD

Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Near Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 1LT

Get Surrey’s article on Bluebells across Surrey and where you can see them

One thought on “This holiday weekend, why not see wondrous bluebell carpets

  1. Bluebell carpets are one of the sublime sights of spring, but there’s another way to view them if the carpet lines a country road, such as Guildford Road near Cranleigh; from the vantage of the height of a car (not perhaps SUVs as they sit too high above the ground), and moving at around 30mph, the relative motion blurs the purple carpet to give the appearance of a purple mist floating above the ground. Needless to say, viewing in this way is for the benefit of the passengers, and not the driver. It’s one of the fleeting delights of spring in Britain. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who delights in the bluebells. Thanks for your observations Tim.


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