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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!

3 comments on “Best bluebell walks in Norfolk”

  • Suzanne April 28, 2020

    BTW I have been informed by a council worker that Wayland Woods is closed to the public at the moment. Sorry but that needs scratching off the list 😔

    Reply
    • helen April 28, 2020

      Thanks for letting me know!

      Reply
  • Jen May 1, 2020

    Foxley Wood also closed according to NWT website

    Reply

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