Springtime is finally here. The weather may need to buckle up its ideas every now and then, but if you take a look outside there are so many signs that spring is here and summer will be just around the corner before you know it. Daffodils have gone, but the bluebells have now appeared. They are usually with us between late April and early May, and every single year we wonder where the best places are to spot bluebells. Here at Happy Family Hub, we thought we’d share some places in (and near to) Warwickshire where you can see bluebells with the family!
Places to see bluebells in (and near to) Warwickshire
Splendid strolls through a network of shady paths and grassy, open glades. There is a flat circular path around the reserve. Visit in May to enjoy the spectacular blanket of bluebells dotted with delicate wood anemone, yellow pimpernel and common dog-violet. Crackley Wood (Warwickshire Wildlife Trust) is located at Crackley Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2JS. 1.
An ancient woodland with pretty spring flowers and a carpet of bluebells. Parking is available at the University of Warwick Campus which is a short walking distance away. Relatively flat paths, but can be muddy in places so be prepared with your footwear! University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AJ. 2.
Coughton Court, the first of two National Trust properties on this list, is in Coughton near Alcester just outside of Birmingham. It is an imposing Tudor house set in beautiful gardens with a collection of Catholic treasures. Hint: Follow the ‘family walk’ through the woodland from late April to mid-May to see a vivid carpet of bluebells and also enjoy a natural outdoor playground. Coughton Court is located at Coughton, Alcester B49 5JA. 3.
Packwood House is a Tudor manor on the Solihull border near Lapworth, Warwickshire. it is famous for its Yew Tree Garden (perfect for hide and seek) and is a great place for bluebell spotting in Spring! Address for sat-nav: Packwood Lane, Solihull, B94 8AT. 4.
Ancient woodland and meadow with beautiful spring flowers, 1.5km south of Barford, about halfway along Fulbrook Lane between Sherbourne and Hampton Lucy. WWT (Warwickshire Wildlife Trust) Car Park is available for members only, however, there are some laybys along the Fulbrook Lane available for parking too. The woods are located at Fulbrook Lane, Warwick, CV35 8AS.
Two areas of hilly woodland make up most of this delightful country park. It is renowned for glorious displays of bluebells in the springtime. It also has a visitor centre, playground and a weekend tea kiosk. Hartshill Hayes Country Park is located on Oldbury Road, Nuneaton, CV10 0TE. 6.
Read on for more places to see bluebells in Warwickshire!
Lickey Hills Country Park is one of Birmingham’s most varied and treasured parks. It covers 524 acres and has a green flag award. A perfect place to spend an afternoon amongst the bluebells! Lickey Hills Country Park is located at Warren Lane, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 8ER. 7.
Another great area to spot bluebells is at Ryton Wood near Coventry. Ryton Wood is one of the country’s largest surviving semi-natural ancient woodland. Park at 8. Ryton Pools Country Park
and access the woods from there. Ryton Pools is a popular park which also has multiple playgrounds for children and even a miniature railway running on certain days. You can pick up a leaflet for the bluebell walk from the visitors centre. The car park for Ryton Pools is located at Ryton Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3BH.
Bubbenhall Wood and meadow can be accessed about a mile away from Ryton Pools and is also a great place to spot bluebells. The wood has been here since at least 1600 and is mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086! Like Ryton Wood above, Bubbenhall Wood can also be accessed via 9. Ryton Pools Country Park
. Address for sat-nav: Ryton Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry CV8 3BH.
Park in the crematorium visors car park. Beautiful woodland in Spring and Summer with wildflowers and butterflies. At Oakley Wood, you will see beautiful woodland in Spring and Summer with wildflowers and butterflies. It is full to the brim with bluebells between late April and mid-May! You can find the car park entrance off the B4087 (by Oakley Wood Crematorium). Postcode for sat-nav – CV33 9QP. 10.
Snitterfield Bushes lies just north of Stratford-upon-Avon on either side of the Snitterfield to Bearley Road. Explore wooded glades and ponds – and a host of beautiful bluebells – at this tranquil nature reserve. Car parking for WWT members only but parking may be available on the main road nearby. Postcode for sat-nav: CV37 0JH. 11.
Wappenbury has an array of ancient woodland trees, flowers (lots of bluebells) and butterflies waiting to be explored. Parking is in a layby on Burnthurst Lane where there are also two designated disabled parking spots (marked by signage) on Nunwood Lane (bridleway) just by the farm). The WWT website says that there is excellent wheelchair and buggy access. You can find Wappenbury Woods at Burnthurst Lane, Princethorpe, Warwickshire, CV23 9QA. 12.
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