Best places to see bluebells in the North West

Spotting a carpet of bluebells in a woodland is a highlight of any springtime walk. Discover the top spots where you can see carpets of bluebells at special places in the North West.

Bluebells carpet the woodland to the West of the house at Speke Hall, Merseyside

Speke Hall, Merseyside

This Tudor timber-framed manor house on the banks of the River Mersey was restored in the 19th century, and now offers delightful gardens as well as the incredible views. To the west of the house is a patch of woodland that becomes a sea of blue in spring, the perfect spot for an idyllic stroll.

An expanse of bluebells behind a bench in the garden at Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

At Dunham Massey stroll down camellia walk to see over 10,000 plants in the cyclamen grove, the bluebell meadow and yellow meadow. Take a walk and enjoy a beautiful display of bluebells on the estate. The largest collection of these delicate flowers can be found under the oaks and witch hazels next to the Bog Garden.

Springtime at Margery Wood, Surrey

Quarry Bank, Styal

Explore the woods which surround the estate and the village that Quarry Bank's mill workers called home. The gardens are bursting with seasonal blooms and as you wander through the woodland you'll be treated to a sea of blue. Don't forget to pack your camera.

The gardens in the spring at Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire

Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire

Rufford Old Hall is set within 14 acres of glorious gardens and woodland, laid out in the style found during the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods. Enjoy a walk among the small woodland awash with a variety of native trees as well as a carpet of bluebells and crocuses in springtime. The best time to see them is in late April and early May in Beech Walk and the North Woods – see if you can spot the honey and bumblebees visiting the bluebells as well.

A path winds through a National Trust woodland covered in bluebells

Waterhead, Ambleside

Explore Skelghyll Woods near Ambleside for a true spring time experience. The oak woodland will keep you mesmerised at any time of year, but visit in spring and you’ll be rewarded with carpets of wildflowers, such as bluebells, wood sorrel, daffodils and wild garlic.