Bluebell Woods

Bluebells in Ryton Wood
Anne Langley

Early May is the classic time to look for bluebells in ancient woodland. They thrive in Warwickshire, offering a magical spectacle at this time of year. The Visitor Centre in Ryton Pools Country Park has a leaflet describing a walk in Ryton Wood (worth picking up as it is easy to get lost or miss the best bluebell spots without it). The wild English bluebell is a deeper blue, with more delicate, drooping bells than the imported Spanish bluebell to be found in gardens. Global warming means that bluebells now sometimes start flowering in April. Some ancient woods are under threat (in the path of HS2 or developers).

Where is your favourite place for viewing bluebells in Warwickshire?

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