Best bluebell walks in Norfolk
Bloomin' 'eck! Bluebells are popping up in their thousands across Norfolk. Here's where to find the best of them on your daily dose of exercise.
You’ve got one walk a day, so best make it gorgeous! We’re so lucky to have the most incredible number of bluebell woods in Norfolk and while, sadly, a few are closed to the public this year, there are still loads of options to get your fix of the little blue fellas. Here are 9 of the best bluebell walks that you can still get to during lockdown.
Mousehold Heath & Catton Park, Norwich
If you’re on inner city lockdown, these are two of my favourite dog walking parks. You feel like you’re in the countryside when actually you’re on the inner ring road! Both have a mix of open spaces and woodland to explore and of course lots of blooming bluebells!
Thursford Wood, Thursford
It is thought that the oak trees in Thursford could be more than 500 years old – making them the oldest in Norfolk!
Hainford Bluebell Wood, Hainford
Millions of bluebells can be seen in the five acres of this ancient woodland which is part of the Norfolk Bluebell Wood Burial Park.
Buckenham Woods, nr Strumpshaw
Known for its wildlife, perhaps design a quiz for the kids and see if they can spot the resident birds, butterflies and dragonflies.
Norfolk Wildlife Trust Lower Wood, Ashwellthorpe
Not far from the market town of Wymondham, this ancient woodland was recorded in the Domesday Book. If you’re lucky you might spot Red, Roe and Muntjac deer bouncing their way through the ancient woodland.
Pigneys Wood, Knapton
Home of ‘the Old Oak’ – an impressive 450-year-old ancient oak tree, Pigney Wood is a small woodland area bursting with bluebells in spring. For the nature buffs among you this is also home to a variety of rare wildlife.
Sisland Carr, near to Chedgrave and Loddon
Sisland Carr is a small wood to explore (great for little legs) and is alive with bluebells this time of year!
Bacton Wood, Bacton
Bacton Wood dates back to Anglo-Saxon times and you can choose from three marked walks through the bluebell strewn woods.
Every year when I write about bluebell hotspots I receive a flurry of messages about the ones I’ve forgotten. Aside from the places that are closed, have I finally nailed the list this year, I wonder? Please let me know if there are any omissions!