Discover bluebells at Longshaw

Bluebells in the woods

The best time to see bluebells varies from year to year, so please call us on 01433 631757 to check whether they are in bloom before setting off to see them if you're planning to make a special visit.

Go exploring to discover bluebells at Longshaw in ancient Hay Wood. The best time of year for bluebells is mid-April to late May, so lace up your walking boots and let us help you find them...

Hay Wood is the best place to find bluebells on the Longshaw Estate.  Follow our bluebells and flycatchers walk to enjoy the best of spring at Longshaw:

The walk takes about three hours starting and finishing outside Longshaw cafe.  To make the walk shorter, we recommend parking at Haywood car park instead and exploring Hay Wood.

Family walk at Longshaw
A family walking through the woods at Longshaw
Family walk at Longshaw

Located just down the hill from the Grouse Inn, (110/119: SK255777), Haywood car park is a quiet spot to start your bluebell wander.  From the car park, take the footpath that heads downhill and explore the woods, looking for bluebells and other spring flowers.

Bluebells need the right woodland habitat to grow, and in turn they provide food for bees, moths and butterflies. This year, we're asking visitors to consider how they can help to look after the woods via our Peak District Appeal - thank you for helping to look after these beautiful places.