Bluebell Woods Kent To Explore

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

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

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

Bluebell Woods Kent To Explore

Ashenbank Wood

Location : Halfpence Ln, Gravesend DA12 3HB

This broadleaved ancient woodland of oak, hornbeam and sweet chestnut is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and a great place to see bluebells and wood anemones in spring. There are two waymarked trails, it’s  also possible to do a circular walk encompassing Shorne Woods Country Park, which is also fabulous for bluebells, up on the 12km Darnley Trail. 

Bedgebury Pinetum

Location : Lady Oak Lane, Goudhurst, TN17 2SJ

12,000 trees and shrubs are scattered across the landscape at Bedgebury Pinetum and when spring arrives, azaleas, rhododendrons and bluebells are all part of the stunning scenery. Pack a picnic, put your walking shoes on and enjoy this tranquil corner of the county.

Chiddingstone Castle

Location : Hill Hoath Road, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7AD

Enjoy the 35 acres of grounds which surround this unique country house. Chiddingstone Castle is home to an amazing collection of artefacts from around the world and the grounds include a picturesque lake and grade II listed orangery. After the daffodils in March come the exquisite bluebells in the woodlands. It is also worth exploring the medieval village of Chiddingstone which is accessed via the iron gate from the grounds of the Castle. 

Emmetts Garden

Location : Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6BA

This lovely hillside garden is a bluebell wonderland between April and May. The Edwardian estate, managed by the National Trust, has panoramic views over the Weald and a vibrant spring garden of rhododendrons and azaleas. For a lengthy bluebell adventure, grab your OS map and do a longer stroll that encompasses the surrounding Scords Wood. Alternatively, you can find woodland walk routes in the ticket office, which you are welcome to enjoy with four-legged friends; dogs are allowed in the gardens as well, but must be kept on a lead.

Ham Street Woods

Location : Hamstreet, Ashford TN26 2HH

The ancient woodland around the village of Hamstreet is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. In spring, carpets of bluebells and wood anemones bloom.This 400-year old wood is the last standing part of the oak forest that once covered the Weald. There are three way-marked trails (of up to 5 km) or, if you fancy a longer stroll, pick up the Saxon Shore Way or the Greensand Way, which both run through here. There is a car park at the end of Bourne Lane and further parking in the village.

Hole Park

Location : Benenden Road, Rolvenden, Cranbrook, TN17 4JA

Hole Park is a privately owned 15-acre garden set within 200 acres of gorgeous parkland. In late April and early May the woodland is carpeted in a sea of bluebells.The garden is open daily in spring and a lot of the garden is accessible by wheelchair; dogs are allowed in the parkland, but not the gardens.

Hucking Estate

Location : Church Rd, Maidstone ME17 1QT

Situated within the Kent Downs, this Woodland Trust estate has a good show of bluebells in spring. A mix of ancient woodland, new woodland and chalk grassland, with archaeological remains and gorgeous views over the Weald of Kent, this is a great place for a walk. 

Ightham Mote

Location : Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0NT

The 546-acre National Trust estate around this moated 14th-century manor house boasts a great display of bluebells in the spring, especially in Scathes Wood. As well as enjoying the bluebells in the woodland, take time to see the garden, which includes lakes, a formal garden and an orchard. Some of the garden is suitable for wheelchairs. Dogs are welcome on the estate (but not in the gardens) and in the outdoor part of the Mote Café. You can download the walks from the NT website or pick up from Ightham Mote.

King’s Wood

Location : White Hill , Challock, Kent, TN25 4AR

This 1500-acre woodland, managed by the Forestry Commission, is one of the biggest and oldest forests in Kent. In spring, you can see carpets of fragrant bluebells. The mixed woodland has a fantastic sculpture trail, managed by Stour Valley Arts. Download walk routes and maps from the Friends of King’s Wood website; only one route through the wood is accessible by wheelchair.

Mariners Wood

Location : Crockhamhill Common

Admire the panoramic views of the Weald from the top of Mariners Hill and the bluebells in the woods. Enjoy short circular strolls or join the Greensand Way, which runs along the hill’s northern boundary.

Oare Gunpowder Works

Location : Western Link, Faversham ME13 7UD

It is said Guy Fawkes purchased gunpowder from here, but it’s safe to say a more peaceful visit is to be had these days! Among the rich patchwork of habitats of wetland, woodland and open glades, bluebells are emerging across the landscape. Serene natural area with trails for hikers & their pets, plus gunpowder-mill ruins & local wildlife.

Parsonage Wood

Location : Benenden, TN17 4LD

This remote and tranquil reserve comprises woodland, nesting within an area of pasture and orchard. Designated as a SSSI for its ghyll habitat and associated species – a rare habitat in the south east. The wood is mixed with a fairly sparse understorey due to its dense canopy. However, coppicing has recently taken place to open up the canopy and allow the understorey to develop and flourish. In the spring, the wood teems with bluebell, primrose and golden saxifrage.

Perry Wood

Location : Faversham ME13 9RN

Enjoy walks in this ancient mixed woodland when the bluebells bloom in late April and early May. Formed of sand mounts that rise from chalk downland, the site has stunning views to the Wye Downs and the Isle of Sheppey. 

Scotney Castle

Location : Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 8JB

Enjoy swathes of bluebells at Scotney from mid to late April and into early May. The romantic 14th-century moated castle sits within a beautiful wooded estate that spans 770 acres. Enjoy a walk on one of the three easy-to-follow trails that runs through the parkland and woodland. Four-legged friends are very welcome in the estate, but must be kept on a lead. 

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Location : Biddenden Road, near Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2AB

Sissinghurst Castle Garden is a joy in spring and summer; at this time of year, the Nuttery, the Orchard, the Delos and the Lime Walk especially are a treat. But the surrounding 460-acre estate is also wonderful, producing an indigo explosion of bluebells between April and May. There is a mapped three-mile walk on the National Trust website, which takes 1½ hours and passes through the bluebell wood, as well as the surrounding fields. Afterwards climb the stairs of Vita’s enchanting writing tower to gaze over the fields you’ve just walked.

Toy’s Hill

Location : Brasted Chart, Kent, TN16 1QG

With even more Wealden views across 200 acres of woodland, Toy’s Hill is the place for when you want nothing more than to lace up your walking boots and stride into spring. You’ll find bluebells spread all across the woodland floor.

Trosley Country Park

Location : Waterlow Rd, Vigo, Vigo Village, Gravesend DA13 0SG

This 170-acre park is owned by Kent County Council and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Trosley woods bloom with bluebells at the end of April and early May. There are three waymarked trails through the park (including the Trosley Trail, which is accessible to wheelchairs), and the option of three circular walks, ranging from 3.5 to 7.5 miles. Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead around grazing animals.

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