One of the most beautiful sights in spring has to be a carpet of bluebells, gentle bobbing blue bell heads under a woodland canopy. It’s a real sign that summer is on its way.
Here at Yorkshire Holiday Parks we know that this is one of our favourite springtime markers so we’ve pulled together a short list of places where you can wander through bluebell filled woods. You’ll have to be quick though – the bluebell season is notoriously short!
Near Weir Holiday Park
North Cliffe Wood Nature Reserve http://www.ywt.org.uk/reserves/north-cliffe-wood-nature-reserve
Just south of Market Weighton this 33 acre nature reserve has much wildlife and at this time of the year you can enjoy bluebell carpets and hear (and maybe see) woodpeckers overhead.
Hagg Wood, Dunnington https://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/EnglandNorthYorkshireNoForestHaggWood
A very short drive away Hagg Wood is a hidden treasure of wildlife, and a great place to walk your dog. Bluebells a-plenty make a spectacular sight at this time of year.
Millington Woods, Millington https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/?woodId=25651&woodName=millington-wood-lnr
One of the newer nature reserves in England, Millington Woods is hidden in a valley in the Yorkshire Wolds and provides the perfect habitat for bluebells.
Near Allerton Holiday Park
Allerton Castle, Allerton http://www.allertoncastle.co.uk/
On our doorstep the stunning Allerton Castle in its majestic grounds has some great walks through rhodendrons and bluebell filled woodland. Worth a visit at any time of year.
Nidd Gorge, Knaresborough https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/4650/nidd-gorge/
Fantastic woodland alongside the River Nidd – filled with exciting trails to walk for the whole family. Stunning displays of bluebells against the backdrop of the river.
Plumpton Rocks, Plumpton near Knaresborough http://plumptonrocks.com/
Although not open until late May you can still catch the bluebell season here. A real hidden treasure amongst a throng of busy roads.
Don’t forget to record your bluebells sightings by taking photos and sharing them to our facebook page – and posting your bluebell sightings to The Big Bluebell Watch organised by The Woodland Trust: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/bluebell-watch/