Wordless Wednesday – Bluebell Woods


Waresley and Gransden Woods, managed by the Wildlife Trust BCN, is part of the West Cambridgeshire Hundred (a collection of ancient, connected, wildlife-rich woodlands)


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13 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Bluebell Woods

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    How delightful! Beautiful images, Allison. Almost as good as being there, but I wish I really was seeing it in person… one day perhaps!

    • Thanks Eliza. Bluebell woods are such a treat to visit. Pictures can’t do justice to their magical atmosphere … nor the scent! I’ve never quite caught it photos, but I’ll keep trying!

  2. I agree with Eliza, delightful and like a fairy tale setting to me.

  3. Cathy says:

    Ahhh, I can almost smell them! The sight of a bluebell wood makes me feel all nostalgic and everso slightly ‘homesick’, although I’ve been living in Germany for over 25 years! Thank you so much for sharing! 😃

    • You are welcome! We have to look quite hard in Cambridgeshire for bluebell woods in fact, but I remember taking special bluebell, picnic trips with my Mum and sister to our local woods as a child. So I’ve got the nostalgia thing going too (that was in Kent btw)!

  4. Lovely photos, and I like the slide-show technique of showing them. Just been to visit some bluebell woods in Belgium today. Looking for someone who might be able to identify which kind of bluebell is growing there (delicate like the English one).

  5. shoreacres says:

    When our bluebonnets are abloom, you see photos of them everywhere, and this week I’ve smiled to see so many photos of English bluebell woods. That’s a sight I’d like to see in person; I’m glad to have your photos to enjoy. Do they have a fragrance?

    • Yes, the flowers are most definitely scented, so long as they are natives (Hyacinthoides non-scripta). The delicious smell is a large part of the experience. You are right that there are pictures everywhere, e.g. Today’s Times newspaper has a listing the top 20 bluebells woods (in the UK) to explore. This one didn’t rank as it is minor compared to some. I love to see pictures of your bluebonnets, they are so blue!

  6. Cathy says:

    Always lovely to see bluebell woods. We made a slight detour on a regular walk on Monday to see some – not as extensive as yours, but equally lovely

    • It’s only recently that I’ve discovered this chain (‘The West Cambridgeshire Hundred’) of small bluebell woods running west away from us. Our local one has some, but like yours, not nearly so extensive. It’s still lovely to visit it though. Glad you got to see some too.

      • Cathy says:

        That’s a good discovery to m5ake, and such a great concept to have a chain of them. The one we now enjoy is literally seconds off the footpath and although there is a sprinkling of them along the path you wouldn’t know there was a wide area of them so close by. Of course we have our very own little woodland as well, but it’s not quite the same as a natural one…

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