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.

Visitors walking through a garden in spring

Visiting this spring 

Our gardens, parks and countryside sites are open. In England our shops are open, along with outdoor seating at cafés. In Wales some shops are open, and cafés are offering a takeaway service. Houses and other indoor areas are currently closed. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority. We strongly advise booking your visits in advance, especially over the Easter holidays when places may be very busy. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance on travel.

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.

Springtime at Margery Wood, Surrey

Allen Banks, Northumberland

The largest area of ancient woodland in Northumberland, Allen Banks is covered in 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.