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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.
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.
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.
As spring moves into summer, colourful wildflowers, including bloody cranesbill, yellow rattle and orchids, start appearing at many of the places we care for in the North East - here are some of our favourite spots to see them.