Bluebells at Hardcastle Crags
As you arrive at Hardcastle Crags this spring, you’ll notice explosions of colour as one of the nation's best-loved wild flowers form a sea of blue across the woodland floor. Bluebells will transform the valley with an unearthly haze to create one of nature’s most stunning displays and the air will be filled with their sweet perfume.
The best time to visit is in late April and May before the full woodland canopy casts its shade, and the guided 3 hour bluebell walk on 6 May will take you through some of the best bluebell displays.
If you prefer to explore the woodland on your own then waymarked routes will take you to some of our favourite spots. There are lots of places to soak up the view, enjoy a quiet picnic and take the perfect photograph.
Please help us to look after the bluebells. Keeping to the footpaths will help to prevent their sensitive leaves from being damaged.