Bluebells in the North East

Spotting a carpet of bluebells in a woodland is a highlight of any springtime walk. From secluded valleys to ancient woodlands and even sand dunes, there are a host of places to see bluebells in the North East.

Two women in bluebells

Wallington, Northumberland

Discover the Delf Burn at Wallington – a great spot for wildflowers and bluebells galore. This spring, join a guided bluebell walk with a Wallington ranger.

Bluebells in Sams Garden

Allen Banks, Northumberland

The largest area of ancient woodland in Northumberland, Allen Banks is covered in an abundance of wild flowers each spring. A carpet of bluebells and ramsons, commonly known as wild garlic, covers the woodland floor in spring and early summer and make a beautiful setting for a spring time wander.

Bluebells at the Skirrid, Monmouthshire

Embleton Beach, Northumberland

The silver sands of Embleton Beach are backed by wildlife-rich dunes that are a haven for wild flowers. Cowslips, burnet roses and bloody cranesbill all thrive well in the coastal habitat, but in spring the bluebells are the stars of the show.

Explore the woodlands at Gibside

Gibside, Tyne and Wear

Discover drifts of bluebells and wildflowers in Snipes Dene at Gibside. Pick one of the benches opposite the opening in the trees for unbeatable views across the valley. Lookout for deer and woodlands birds such as woodpeckers.

A sun dappled carpet of bluebells in Cliff Ridge Wood

Roseberry Topping, Yorkshire

Newton Wood at Roseberry Topping is probably the best example of semi-natural oak woodland in the area. There's plenty of wildlife to spot at any time of year, including roe deer and woodpeckers. It’s also renowned its stunning displays of bluebells, so why not pay a visit in May when they’ll be at their best.