The temperature outside is still a bit up and down but spring has sprung so it’s time to go in search of the season’s finest flowers, they are at their best between mid-April and late May. You don’t have to travel far to see the wonderful blue carpets of flowers, here are some top spots to see bluebells:

Ashridge Estate

One of the top places to see the woodland in this 2000 hectare estate filled with the tiny blue flowers. Open every day, dawn to dusk. See here for more details.

Whelpley Hill, Berkhamsted

Walk across the emerging wildflower meadows to visit the native bluebells in the restored ancient beach woodland. Enjoy a Bluebell walk followed by tea on Sunday 14th May, part of the Chilterns Walking Festival. See website for details.

Wendover Woods, near Wendover

There’s plenty to see and do at Wendover Woods, the bluebells are amazing plus there’s an on-site café, endless walking trails, adventure playground, Gruffalo trail and Go Ape. See here for more details.

Cowleaze Woods, near Watlington

Set high in the Chiltern Hills Cowleaze Wood is famed for its bluebells. The woods are large enough to lose the crowd but not so big that you get lost. There is a large car park adjoining the wood and plenty of picnic areas. See here for more details.

Penn Wood

Penn Wood is one of the largest ancient woodlands in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The wood contains impressive bluebell areas in the spring and red kites and buzzards are commonly seen overhead. See here for more details.

Ipsden Heath, near Henley-on-Thames

Many people visit here in spring to the abundant display of bluebells and other colourful flora. See here for more details.

Hughenden Manor

Bluebells line the drive and nestle amongst the woodland and parkland at Hughenden Manor. See here for more details.

Bradenham Woods, near High Wycombe

Brimming with wildlife and with plenty of well marked walking routes, this is a great place to see the carpets of blue. See here for more details.

Please remember that bluebells are a protected species so don’t pick them!