The Buckland bluebells are here

Bluebells in the woods at Buckland Abbey

Don’t miss the magical carpets of bluebells on the woodland walks at Buckland this year.

The best spot to discover bluebells here at Buckland Abbey are on our estate walks, which are covered in a sea of shimmering bluebells from April to May.

The walk takes you over the fields to the ancient woodland where in the middle of the wood and along the banks are covered in a thick carpet of sweely scented  bluebells. 

Bluebells in the woods at Buckland Abbey
Bluebells in the woods at Buckland Abbey
Bluebells in the woods at Buckland Abbey

Every Spring the woods are carpeted with swathes of glorious bluebells everywhere you look. Explore them anytime by following the special bluebell route on the red walk. Or for a longer walk head out on the blue route to see even more of these little beauties. 

Bluebells in Great North Wood
Bluebells in Great North Wood
Bluebells in Great North Wood

Ancient Woodland and folklore

The woodlands here at Buckland have a very long and important history. The cistercian monks who once lived at Buckland would have been responsible for the woodland management of the estate.

Today our Ranger teams and volunteer teams work hard to protect and look after the woodland for generations to enjoy. 

Buckland Bluebells
bluebells in a field
Buckland Bluebells

There is intriguing folklore surrounding bluebells. Some believed that by wearing a wreath made of the flowers, the wearer would be forced to tell the truth. Others believed that if you could turn one of the flowers inside out without tearing it, you would eventually find the one you love.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs on leads are welcome on any of the estate walks.

Why not head to the restaurant after your walk and use the doggy diner? This is an undercover space in the Ox Yard where you and your pooch can stay nice and dry. 

Family fun dog walking in the woods
Family walking a big dog in the woods
Family fun dog walking in the woods

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