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Bluebells: where to see them this spring


It’s the time of year again where the district’s beautiful Chiltern woodlands are carpeted in lilac with stunning displays of bluebells throughout the area. 

Half of the world’s bluebells are found in the UK and in Wycombe we’re lucky to have many locations to see them - right on our doorstep!

Read on to find out where you can see some stunning bluebell displays in Wycombe this spring. We hope you enjoy exploring the woodlands and seeing the magnificent bluebells in bloom, but please remember to stick to footpaths to preserve these protected flowers.

National Trust sites

With a handful of brilliant National Trust sites across the district, these properties and their expansive grounds are perfect places to walk, relax and discover the bluebells on display.

These downloadable walk leaflets will guide you to the best spots.

Hughenden Manor - Country home of the Victorian statesman Benjamin Disraeli, throughout May the site is celebrating “bees and blooms” with walks, talks and events.

Bradenham Estate - Bradenham Estate surrounds the seventeenth century manor house and scenic village of Bradenham. The manor house is not open to the public, but who cares when you can stroll through the beautiful beech woods or walk the Butterfly Trail?

Cliveden House - Overlooking the River Thames, Cliveden’s glorious gardens and woodlands offer walking, boating and even a yew tree maze! Head to the woods for some photo opportunities with the bluebells.

Local woodlands

In Wycombe you’ll find that our local woodlands are also home to some beautiful bluebell displays.

Head over to Brush Hill, Adams Wood, Penn Wood or Cowleaze Woods and see what you discover!


Have you been enjoying the woodland? Did you get any lovely photos of the bluebells? Let us know on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.