Wondering where to find Bluebell Woods in Suffolk ?
Now that the weather is starting to warm up you will notice when you go out on a walk evidence of the beautiful bluebell flower, we even have a couple blooming in our garden, but if you are looking for spectacular displays of bluebells, then these Suffolk Bluebell woods could be exactly what you are looking for, but remember Bluebells are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981), so if you do find the perfect Bluebell wood, don’t be tempted to pick them or you could end up in serious trouble.
8 Bluebell Woods in Suffolk
Location : near Assington, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO8 5BN
At this historical woodland visitors can witness the extraordinary display of bluebells that appear in late spring and admire the other varied natural features that carpet the woodland floor. A mixture of trees stand in large numbers and are populated by a diverse range of beautiful woodland birds so listen out for the spring chorus of willow warblers, black caps and whitethroats.
Location : Felsham Road, Bradfield St George, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 0AQ
During the spring the bright bluebells of Bradfield Woods begin to flower on the woodland floor and they are joined by over 370 species of flowering plants, including white wood anemones and yellow oxlips. There are 5 miles of pathways leading through these woods, dogs are welcome if on a lead.
Location : School Road, Sudbourne, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2BE
This tranquil woodland is home to a magnificent display of bluebells every spring when the flowers can be found scattered across the woodland floor. These popular plants share the landscape with a range of ancient trees and wild flower and fauna.
Location : Ipswich (a short walk from Freston Church or a large layby on the B1456 hill)
Freston Wood is renowned for the swatches of bluebells nestled amongst the historic trees and they make a beautiful sight for spring visitors. The woodland has a rich history, dating back to medieval times, and the strong sense of this past is conveyed through the beauty of the place.
Location : West of Kersey near Hadleigh, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 6HD
A woodland wonderland is created by the cobalt and purple swathes of spring flowers in this ancient space. In addition to the bluebells, woodland adventurers can spot up to 15 species of butterfly fluttering past early-purple orchid, violet helleborine, woodruff and herb-paris.
Location : The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5QE
With numerous trails to follow around the beautiful Georgian palace at Ickworth Park, ramblers can take a different route each time to hunt for the patches of blue blooms that appear in spring. The estate grounds are also home to one of the largest walled gardens in East Anglia, packed with heritage fruit and vegetables there are plans to reintroduce a range of fruit trees in the coming seasons.
Location : Barking, Ipswich
Marvel at the flowers in this Woodland Trust wood near Needham Market. In addition to the beautiful bluebells, Priestley boasts several species of orchid and the rare wild pear tree. The impressive display of bluebells is a spectacular sight and considered to be one of the finest shows of bluebells in Suffolk.
Location : Junction of Wood Farm Lane and Rissemere Lane, near Wangford, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6SL
Off the B1126 near Wangford, Southwold, this wood has seen local people help re-instate a 20-year cycle of coppicing that has resulted in a spectacular eruption of spring flowers to rival any East Anglian wood, including swathes of bluebells, yellow archangel and greater stitchwort. Remember your wellies though, the wood is always very muddy!
Have I missed any Bluebell woods in Suffolk that you be included in this list, if so, feel free to leave a comment and a little bit about the woods and i will add it so everyone else can enjoy the woodlands.
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