Bluebell Walks

Clayhill Heath near Lyndhurst

Britain's favourite flower is always in bloom around Easter time, and what better place to see bluebells than the New Forest, where the flowers love the damp, shady conditions of this gorgeous ancient woodland. Bluebells don’t grow wild anywhere else in Europe so it’s a particularly English pastime. Two of the best places to spot bluebells are the Broomy Inclosure, north of Linwood, and the Pondhead Inclosure, near Lyndhurst, but if you’re really keen you can take a guided eight-mile bluebell walk with a volunteer ranger usually on Easter weekend. The walks start at Clayhill Heath, near Lyndhurst, and you get the full lowdown on the flowers, plus the wildlife and everything else you might see along the way.

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