Bluebell displays in Hampshire

A hazy violet carpet of bluebells in a dappled wood is an incredibly uplifting sight in late spring. The native bluebell is one of our best-loved British flowers. It needs ancient or semi-natural woodland, and the National Trust plays a big part in ensuring its survival. A quarter of our woodland provides the ideal habitat for native bluebells to flourish. Here are some of the best places in Hampshire to see them. Keeping to the paths will help to preserve these fragile flowers, which don’t grow back if they are walked on. Bring suitable footwear in case paths are muddy.

A family walking in the woods at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

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Bluebells flourish in Morgaston Woods.

The Vyne 

The Vyne's bluebell woods are just a short walk from the gardens and car park. Follow the path across the field or take in the scene on the 1.3 mile woodland walk - available online or from visitor reception. Click through for details, plus top tips on bluebell photography. Sometimes the paths can be a bit muddy so bring walking boots.

Bluebell woods at Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner

Visitors can explore acres of ancient woodland surrounding Hinton Ampner's quintessentially English landscape. About 30 minutes' stroll from the gardens brings you into glorious beech avenues. Here you can soak up the scented bluebell phenomenon in peace.

Bluebells in bloom on a woodland floor, in the wider estate of Mottisfont, Hampshire
Walking trail

Mottisfont 

You’ll find beautiful displays of bluebells in the woods that form part of Mottisfont’s wider estate. Follow the six mile estate walk or simply visit the start of it - in Spearywell woods. There are more bluebell sightings to enjoy further along the trail too, in Queensmeadow and Great Copse woods.