Kedleston's bluebells

A carpet of bluebells at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

Spring is a brilliant time of year for walking at Kedleston, especially now the Long and Short Walk have been resurfaced. The bluebells will soon be making a welcome appearance and we can't wait for them to be in full bloom. There's nothing quite like a blanket of bluebells bringing the forest floor to life.

Throughout the Spring Kedleston’s woodland is the perfect place for bluebell spotting. The forest floor becomes a sea of blue, really bringing the woodland to life. The best places to see the woodland flowers is just a stone’s throw from the hall. Follow the Short Walk path running from the House of Lords gates up to the woods and be transported into a spring wonderland.

Bluebells at Kedleston Hall
Bluebells along the long walk at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire
Bluebells at Kedleston Hall

The number of bluebells has risen quite dramatically in recent years with the continued thinning and appropriate management of the woodlands. The woodland had become overgrown greatly reducing suitable growing conditions for wildflowers. As each new area has been cleared then so too has the population of Bluebells risen in the subsequent years.

Bluebell flower head
Bluebell flower head
Bluebell flower head