Yorkshire

Bluebells are the undisputed spring highlight at Hardcastle. At their peak, they form an almost unearthly blue haze through the woodlands and fill air with their sweet perfume. It's my favourite time of the year, bursting with life.'
- Nabil Abbas, countryside manager at Hardcastle Crags

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

Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire

Bluebells are the undisputed spring highlight at Hardcastle Crags where they carpet the woodland. At their peak, usually in May they form an almost unearthly blue haze through the woodlands and fill air with their sweet perfume. This wooded landscape is often known as ‘Little Switzerland’ because of the valley sides, pathways and river and in spring the woodland is awash with bluebells.

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.