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Places to see Bluebells in Coventry

Spring is finally here! And you know what that means... it's bluebell season! Bluebells are popping up at lots of locations around Coventry and Warwickshire - they are usually in bloom from around mid April to the end of May. Here's a list of our favourite places to see bluebells in Coventry.

Please be careful not to step on bluebells, they are to be enjoyed from the paths and must not be walked on. Trampling on these delicate flowers can cause them long-lasting damage which will affect how they flower for years to come.

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Places to see Bluebells in Coventry

Ryton Wood | Ryton-on-Dunsmore

Ryton Wood is one of the country's largest surviving semi-natural ancient woodland. In Spring, primrose, wood anemone and yellow pimpernel carpet the woodland floor, and in the large, clear glades there are fabulous bluebell displays. Paths are wide and mostly flat, but please note they can be wet and muddy in places. Not ideal for a pushchair or wheelchair. Find out more.

Address: Ryton Wood, Coventry, CV8 3EP

Bagot's Castle | Baginton

Bagot's Castle is a 14th century castle in the village of Baginton, open Weekends and Bank Holidays from April till October. There's lots to do for the whole family, including meeting the Bagot's goats, walk along the banks of the River Sowe, have a picnic, and children's trails too. During late April and early May the banks leading down from the castle to the river are carpeted by an extensive display of bluebells. Find out more.

Address: Bagot's Castle, Church Rd, Baginton, Coventry, CV8 3AR

Tocil Wood and Nature Reserve | Canley

Tocil Wood is ancient woodland located between Tocil Pools and the new Gibbet Hill Wood at Warwick Uni Campus. The path and cycle track from the main University site to the Gibbet Hill site goes past the woodlands where you can find a sea of bluebells in spring. Parking is available on Warwick university campus car parks. Find out more.

Address: Tocil Wood and Nature Reserve, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AJ

Millison's Wood Nature Reserve | Meriden

Millison's Wood is a great option if you're looking for a woodland walk with little ones. In May, the wood is carpeted with bluebells and deserved special attention, although it's great to visit all year round. To take the main route through the wood, follow the signposts. Along the way you'll find signs with more information about the wood and its history. Find out more.

Address: Millison’s Wood Local Nature Reserve Albert Road Meriden CV5 9AS

Crackley Wood | Kenilworth

Crackley Wood is an ancient woodland, and a popular local nature reserve in Kenilworth. Visit in May to enjoy the spectacular blanket of bluebells dotted with delicate wood anemone, yellow pimpernel and common dog-violet. There is a flat, circular path round the reserve, fine for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Find out more.

Address: Crackley Wood, Crackley Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2JW

Elkin Wood | Corley Moor

Managed by The Woodland Trust, it is a Planted Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS) and exhibits a bluebell display that is one of the finest locally. There are a couple of circular paths through the woodland, with lovely views at the perimeter. It's a small but beautiful wood. Find out more.

Address: Elkin Wood, Clay Lane, Corley Moor, CV5 9DH

Bubbenhall Wood | Bubbenhall

Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow nature reserve is nestled in the heart of the Dunsmore Living Landscape. Enjoy the contrast of ancient woodland and new meadow with ponds and pools. Enjoy a circular walk through the woodland - there is a mown path through the meadow which offers fantastic views over the pools. Find out more.

Address: Bubbenhall Wood Car park, off Paget's Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV8 3BH

Wappenbury Wood | Princethorpe

Wappenbury Wood has an array of ancient trees, flowers, and in spring a carpet of bluebells to be discovered. The main path at Wappenbury Wood is surfaced and well maintained, and is fine for a pushchair or wheelchair. The paths inside the wooded areas are more overgrown and uneven with tree roots. Sorry, no dogs allowed. Find out more.

Address: Wappenbury Wood, Burnthurst Lane, off the A423, Princethorpe, Warwickshire, CV23 9QA

Just outside of Coventry...

If you are looking to travel outside of Coventry to see Bluebells, then here are some ideas of where to go:

Protecting our Bluebells

Bluebells are an essential part of our natural heritage. Almost half the world's bluebells are found in the UK and colonies of this delicate wild flower take a long time to establish – around five to seven years from seed to bloom. They're considered so important that they're a protected species in the UK. It's against the law to intentionally pick, uproot or destroy bluebells.

Bluebells have soft, succulent leaves that are particularly sensitive to being trodden on. Once the leaves are damaged, they are unable to absorb the sun and photosynthesise, so they die back. In turn, this means they can’t put food back into their bulbs, reducing their ability to produce flowers and seeds. When we see bluebells in full bloom, it can be so tempting to step into the middle of the colourful carpet to take the perfect photo. But trampling on these delicate flowers causes them long-lasting damage.

Please be careful not to step on bluebells, they are to be enjoyed from the paths and must not be walked on. Trampling on these delicate flowers can cause them long-lasting damage which will affect how they flower for years to come.

Find out more about protecting our bluebells on the National Trust website.

We hope you have found some great places to see Bluebells in Coventry, and you find somewhere new to explore! Coventry Rocks has a fantastic collection of Parks, Walks and Nature Reserves, all in or around Coventry. Click here to browse the collection!

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