Top spots for bluebells in the East of England

There's something special about visiting woods in the spring, when everything is bursting to life. It's at this time of year you'll find one of the UK’s most loved wildflowers - the bluebell, which are also an indicator of ancient woodlands.

Bluebells covering a woodland walk

Blickling Estate, Norfolk 

If you visit Blickling this spring, you'll discover one of the best places to see bluebells in the East of England. Follow the winding paths through the Great Wood and pass through swathes of the dainty blue flowers. You might even like to join us for our Festival of the Blues?

Man walking dog at Blakes Wood, Essex, in spring

Blake's Wood, Essex 

For a true-blue sight, don't miss a visit to the ancient woodland at Blake's Wood this spring, when it will be a feast for the eyes. Dotted among the carpets of bluebells are primroses, gorse and even yellow archangels. Listen out too for nightingales singing from the coppices.

Springtime at Margery Wood, Surrey

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk 

Even on a dreary day, the sight of these delicate flowers in bloom will surely bring a smile to your face. Hidden away in the woods at Sutton Hoo, you're in for a pleasant surprise when you encounter this carpet of blue.

Close-up of bluebell flowers on lawn

Sheringham Park, Norfolk 

A walk through the wild garden at Sheringham Park in early spring will reveal an ever-changing colour palette, as an increasing amount of plants come into flower. Look out for the bluebells that brighten up our waymarked trails at this time of year.