Bluebells usually flower from mid-April to late May, depending on the weather. If spring is mild they bloom early, so you’ll need to keep an eye on the weather.
Native bluebells are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. It’s against the law to dig the up in the wild unless you have landowner permission, and landowners can’t dig them up and sell them.
To ensure the flowers stay look ing good every year, keep to the path on woodland walks. The plants are easily damaged and that can affect future growth.
Ambrose Copse is a predominantly oak/ash woodland which forms part of the Gutch Common SSSI. The Wood also lies within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB.
Bentley Wood is a large, nationally important nature reserve which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It’s also a working wood.
Bowood’s gardens open for the rhododendron season but you’ll also find bluebells here.
Colerne Park and Monks Wood is situated at the southern tip of the Cotswolds Area Of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) a few miles to the north east of the village of Colerne.
is a small community broadleaved coppiced managed woodland. plenty of paths.
Erlestoke is on the B3098 between West Lavington and Edington.
On the outskirts of Wilton, Grovely Wood is part of Wilton estate.
The copse was planted some time before 1766 and belonged to the Lydiard Park estate.
Mortimores Wood is a small area of woodland dating back to the 12th century.
The National Trust offer spring walks during May to see Stourhead’s bluebells.
Tinney’s Firs is an attractive, mature, mainly broadleaf woodland named after a stand of large Douglas fir.
Plain Copse is a 1.36ha woodland located 3 miles north of Royal Wootton Bassett. It’s composed mainly of mature oak and silver birch.
Ravensroost Wood was once part of the medieval Royal Hunting Forest of Braydon.
The most well known place for carpets of bluebells is West Woods, south west of Marlborough. The area is managed by the Forestry Commission but the Marlborough and District Lions Club have permission from the Forestry Commission to open the woods to motor vehicles on two Sundays a year, know as Bluebell Sundays.
Between the pretty village of Sandy Lane and Lacock, you’ll see beautiful displays of bluebells in Wheelers Wood.