5 best places to see bluebells this Spring

Bluebells on Skomer Island

Bluebells on Skomer Island

Brynna Woods

Brynna Woods

Stuck for something to do this Spring?

Our nature reserves provide the perfect escape from busy lives and hectic minds. This Walk in the Woods month, leave the hustle and bustle behind and immerse yourself in a local woodland. Let the mossy aroma fill your nose, and the gentle sound of birds surround you. Woodlands always provide a magical, immersive experience for those who choose to explore their depths. Spring provides a particularly spectacular experience as beneath the canopy of trees you will find a sea of blue. Waves of bluebells crashing between trees as far as the eye can see.

We have many beautiful reserves, but here are our top 5 for seeing bluebells this Spring.

Brynna Woods, East Glamorgan, CF72 9QZ

Brynna Woods is a wildlife haven in East Glamorgan, only a short 30 minute drive from Cardiff. Despite being surrounded by houses, Brynna offers the perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. A spectacular display of bluebells can be seen from April to early summer.

Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire

If you are looking to immerse yourself in nature, look no further than Skomer Island. Only a 20 minute boat ride from mainland, Skomer offers a magical experience for all its visitors. Once off the boat and up the steps, visitors during Spring months will be met with an ocean of blue. Bluebells stretch as far as the eye can see – as well as the occasional rabbit and puffin of course!

Pengelli Forest, Pembrokeshire, SA41 3PU

This Spring, step back in time at Pengelli Forest. Part of one of the largest ancient Oak woodlands in West Wales, Pengelli Forest truly is a spectacle. Beneath the canopy you will find a carpet of blue covering the woodland floor.

Gelli Hir Wood, Swansea, SA4 3PR

Situated on Gower, this woodland is a bird watchers paradise. With an array of habitats, from woodland, ponds and open rides this reserve is rich in wildlife. Bluebells flow throughout the woodland, painting the landscape in a brilliant shade of blue. The woodland is also home to an abundance of lower plants and invertebrate such as the nationally scarce hover fly.

Castle Woods, Llandeilo, SA19 6RT

Are you looking for a reserve fit for royalty? Delve into the past by exploring Dinefwr Castle and its grounds. Let the heady scent of bluebells surround you whist the leaves dance above your head. If you’re lucky, you may even spot otters in and around the river.