Bluebell Woods Dorset To Explore

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

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

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

Bluebell Woods Dorset To Explore

Ashley Wood

Location: Wimborne Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 9JJ

Imagine standing in the centre of a wood, ancient ash and hazel surround you and there is a carpet of wood anemones and bluebells at your feet. Woodland birds sing all around you. This is Ashley Wood at its spring time finery.

Bracketts Coppice

Location : Northwest of the village of Corscombe, Yeovil, BA22 9QX

One of west Dorset’s lesser known jewels, featuring ancient woodland, meadows, hedgerows, pasture and a fast-flowing stream. This reserve is home to some of Dorset’s rarest and most iconic species.

Bulbarrow Hill

Location: Woolland, nr Blandford Forum
Walk to the top of this chalk hill – one of the highest points in Dorset – for the bluebells and fab views across the Blackmore Vale and beyond to Somerset Wilts and Devon.

Champernhayes Woods

Location:Champernhayes Ln, Bridport DT6 6DF
Also known as Charmouth Forest and Wootton Hill, the bluebells grow in amongst the beech trees in the lower section of the woods. Take the circular walk and you’ll be rewarded with views of the sea. The woods also extend North and West, this larger part is Forestry Commission

Colmers Hill

Location: Symondsbury Estate, Mill Ln, Symondsbury, Bridport DT6 6HG

This iconic tree topped hill near Bridport is not a place you would expect to see bluebells. However surprisingly the hillside is covered in them. It makes a change from the leafy woodland walks and beech trees that we usually associate with bluebells. Even better of course are the stunning views from the top.

Coney’s Castle

Location: Nr Marshwood, Bridport, Dorset

Set 1/2 mile from Lambert’s Castle, this ancient hill fort is awash with bluebells in the spring and is lovely for a short walk. Make the circuit around the edge of the fort and enjoy the peace and quiet of the centre where you could stop for a picnic. Cross the road and you can enjoy the stunning views across the Marshwood Vale. 

Duncliffe Wood

Location: Stour Row, nr Shaftesbury
Just three miles outside Shaftesbury, this huge Woodland Trust wood and (Site of Nature Conservation Interest) is famed for the bluebells on its steep slopes. The ancient wood appears in the Domesday Book, was once owned by Eton College and is said to have inspired Thomas Hardy’s The Woodlanders.

Fifehead Wood

Location: Fifehead Magdalen

This attractive 20 hectare mixed broadleaf site is a popular walking spot for local villagers. The Wood is a Site of Nature Conservation Importance due to its good woodland structure and associated woodland species such as bluebell and wood anemone. The surrounding landscape is characterised by farmland. The wood is home to a wide variety of wildlife including butterflies bats and birds such as buzzards and woodpeckers.

Hibbitts Wood

Location: Halstock, Yeovil, BA22 9SW

Hibbitt Woods is tucked away in a peaceful part of west Dorset, the perfect place to relax and get ‘back to nature.’ The reserve combines two attractive areas of ancient woodland together with a small flower-rich meadow, next to the small hamlet of Adam’s Green.

Flower interest in the woods includes early purple and bird’s-nest orchids, the Goldilocks buttercup, wild daffodil and bluebell (a special spring treat), while out on the meadow, common spotted orchid, cowslips and the rare adder’s tongue fern.

Kingston Lacy

Location: Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4EA

The Kingston Lacy estate is one of most popular areas in the county to see bluebells, with thousands of people coming to see the spectacular carpets of flowers.

Powerstock Common

Location: Maiden Newton, Dorset, DT2 0EJ

Hidden away in the west Dorset countryside, this gem of a nature reserve supports an impressive list of rare and protected species amongst the intricate mosaic of unimproved wet and dry grassland, scrub, woodland and small copses.

A visit to Powerstock Common is rewarding at any time of year. In early spring the woodlands are alive with birdsong and sprinkled with a carpet of bluebell, wild daffodil, herb-Paris and early purple orchid.

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