Bluebell Woods Cumbria To Explore

Bluebell Woods Cumbria- Looking for some stunning bluebell woods in Cumbria, then check out our suggestions, there are some great bluebell walks Cumbria to explore.

If you do find some amazing Cumbria Bluebell Woods, remember to tread carefully and stick to the paths, so that the many Bluebell Wood Cumbria continue to thrive and not be destroyed.

It is a criminal offence to dig up Bluebell flowers, so remember to leave the Bluebell walk Cumbria alone for everyone to enjoy.

Bluebell Woods Cumbria To Explore

Argill Woods

Location: Near Brough, Cumbria, CA17 4EX

An undisturbed wild place, Argill Woods Nature Reserve is a tranquil steep sided wooded valley with waterfalls and pools where dippers and pied flycatchers can be seen.

Spring flowers carpet the woodland floor whilst species rich meadows provide a habitat for orchids and melancholy thistle.

Barkbooth Lot

Location: Near Crosthwaite, Cumbria, LA23 3PA

Rough fell, grassland, wetland and wooded areas provide a diverse habitat where dragonflies, damselflies and the rare high brown fritillary butterfly abound. Spot scrubland birds such as whitethroat, tree pipit and yellowhammer. See bluebells and other flowers carpeting the woodland floor and hear birds such as chiff chaff and blackcap.

Brandelhow Woods

Location: Hawes End Jetty, nr Portinscale, Keswick. Nearest Postcode CA12 5UB. No parking at start.

Combining ancient woodland with the lakeshore, this idyllic section of land is home to thousands of bluebells in the spring. The Cumbria way passes through here, and the Keswick Launch steamer service stops at the jetties at Low Brandelhow and High Brandelhow, giving you the opportunity to reach the area by boat.

The pushchair friendly walk, Brandelhow Bay takes you through the woodland where you will find copious amounts of bluebells, before heading along the shore of Derwent Water. It’s a great walk for kids, with the option to skim stones in the water or build dens in the wood. Do pack a picnic if you go!

Buttermere to Rannerdale Walk

Location: Buttermere, nr Cockermouth, CA13 9UZ

Best place to see bluebells in Cumbria is Rannerdale. The bluebells here draw visitors from around the world, and local legend has it that they grew in the place where native Briton’s fought their last stand against Norman invaders. The bluebells at Rannerdale grow in open fields, with most of the valley turning blue when they are in bloom, this 3 mile walk will give you the perfect opportunity to spot the bluebells and stunning views over three lakes and many high peaks.

Cow Close Wood

Location: Moorsholm

A small private woodland with a public footpath running through and a wealth of Bluebells in springtime. A bit off the beaten track with few visitors except local dog walkers the woods are peaceful and quiet with small mossy, rock outcrops and fallen logs with fungi.

Dorothy Farrer’s Wood

Location: Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9QT

This upland oak woodland is rich in mosses, ferns and liverworts. Bluebells and wild garlic carpet the wood in the spring and both pied and spotted flycatchers and redstarts are seen. Being off the beaten track, this bluebell wood is a little more secluded. This woodland is managed by Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Grizedale Forest between Coniston and Lake Windermere

Location: Forestry Commission Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead

Perfect bluebell territory and also home to lots of trails and mountain bike routes. A brilliant day out

Humphrey Head

Location: Near Grange over Sands, Grange over Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7LY

Humphrey Head is a low rocky promontory extending for about one mile into Morecambe Bay and affords excellent views out to sea. A walk here combines the contrast of a sandy beach and limestone cliffs with under an open sky to the shady seclusion of a beautifully bluebell carpeted woodland.

Low Wood – Wasdale

Location: follow the signs for Nether Wasdale from Gosforth (on the A595). Drive through Nether Wasdale, which will then bring you to the lake. Approximately two miles from Nether Wasdale there is a layby on the right (Grid Ref NY 149 051) with parking for 4-5 cars. The layby is overlooked by a stone hiker’s shelter which makes it easy to identify.

Wild and rugged, the Wasdale Valley is a remote corner of Cumbria that offers outstanding views and wonderful opportunities for walking, with the most famous walk being that up Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head. At the opposite end to Wasdale Head, where the River Irt meets Wastwater, you will find Low Wood. Here you will find what is widely regarded as the best woodland display of bluebells in Cumbria, creating a mythical and enchanting atmosphere that is enhanced by the quiet nature of the Wasdale Valley

The dog friendly walk, Wastwater and Low Wood, is suitable for some types of pushchairs and brilliant for children. The walk takes you through the woodland, and along the shore of Wastwater.

Muncaster Castle

Location: Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RD

Up in the north Lakes, Muncaster is a beautiful spot, where you’ll find the woodland above the castle swathed with the bluebells. Ruskin said that Muncaster was the ‘gateway to paradise’ and with its views across to the coast, and gorgeous gardens its easy to see why.

Sea Wood

Location: Sea Wood, Ulverston

Visit both a wood and the seaside! Sea Wood stands against the northwest shore of Morecambe Bay and is edged by the shingle beach of Ulverston Sands. At one time large oak timbers from the site were floated at high tide to ship builders in Ulverston. Sea Wood is one of the top bluebell woods. 

Skelghyll Woods

Location: Waterhead Car Park, Borrans Road, south of Ambleside town centre, near the Windermere Cruise launch site; Postcode for satnav is LA22 0ES

Skelghyll Woods is one of the easiest places to see bluebells. This ancient woodland is home to some of Britain’s tallest trees, including the tallest Grand Fir in England, and the tallest Douglas Fir in Cumbria. The National Trust has created a Champion Tree trail here, with way markers and plaques giving you the opportunity to explore these giants. Bluebells abound here, and there are plenty of spots for a picnic.

The dog friendly walk takes you through the woodland and up to Jenkin Crag, where you will be rewarded with a delightful view of Windermere. The walk also recommends you take a stroll through Stagshaw Gardens, where you can currently see various trees in blossom.

White Moss Common

Location: Ambleside LA22 9SE

The two small lakes of Grasmere and Rydal Water are separated by a woodland through which the River Rothay babbles merrily. These woods are carpeted with bluebells in Spring, and the whole area is popular with visiting tourists, thanks in part to the accessible pathways that have been created by the Lake District National Park Authority.

The family friendly walk, White Moss & Rydal Caves takes you through the woodland, before heading up to Rydal Caves, another Lake District spectacular, and then back through the woodlands again. 

Warriners Wood

Location: Warriner’s Wood, Kendal LA8 8BH

Warriners Wood was acquired by the Woodland Trust in 1995. This is mostly upland ash woodland on limestone with naturalised sycamore and hazel understorey in places, and filled with Spring Flowers.

Wreay Woods

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 0BT

Wonderfully diverse woodland reserve along the banks of the river Petteril. In spring, bluebells carpet the floor and dippers, grey wagtails, kingfishers and sometimes otters can be seen.

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