Local Bluebell Woods

The highlight of English spring – bluebells! We are lucky to have many local woods that boast carpets of this iconic flower. Please enjoy them while sticking to the footpaths as there are nesting birds and young deer around at this time of year. 

Local Bluebell Woods

Newbury Area

Bowdown Woods near Greenham Common, run by BBOWT Wildlife Trust

Hungerford Area

Sanham Green (coming from the town centre, turn right at bend after Hungerford Rugby Club. No footpath, see bluebells from the road)

Woods near the Kintbury gate of Hungerford Common

Cake Wood north of Cobbs Farm Shop (from Cobbs, walk along A4 towards Marlborough and footpath to the wood is on the right)

Heath Hanger Copse south of North Denford Farm (coming from Hungerford, turn right in Hungerford Newtown at the Tally Ho. Farm and footpath are on the right.)

Marlborough Area

Chisbury Wood in Great Bedwyn/Chisbury

Wilton Brail between Wilton and Great Bedwyn

Savernake Forest near The Palm on the A4

West Woods in Manton, south of Marlborough

Swindon Area

Hagbourne Copse, SN5 8YW nr Jnct 16 of M4.  Swindon’s secret bluebell garden run by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust 

Lambourn Valley

Gold Hill woods between East Garston and Goodings.

Thornhill Copse between Lambourn and Rooksnest

Ashdown House

Wantage Area

Badbury Clump, SN7 7NL between Coleshill and Faringdon. National Trust property with car park charges.


Please comment below if you’d like to add your favourite wood to this list!. 


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