The best bluebell walks in and around Preston

Posted on - 1st May, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Parks, Things to Do in and around Preston, Wildlife and Conservation

Bluebells in Brockholes Nature Reserve by Daniel McCormick

Springtime is the perfect season to discover carpets of flowering bluebells in beautiful woodlands in the local area.


Preston offers many places to help you discover the top spots for blooming bluebells.

We have put together a list of the top Bluebell walks in and around Preston that you may want to visit this Spring.

Red Scar and Boilton Wood Longridge Road

Photo by Chris Newman

Red Scar and Boilton Wood is a designated sit of special scientific interest, being part of the biggest and longest stretch of ancient woodland in the whole of Lancashire.

In spring, a beautiful carpet of bluebells covers the woodland floor and this is the best time to go and visit.

Boilton Wood can be accessed through Brockholes Local Nature Reserve or alternatively across Pope Lane Field.

Running alongside the River Ribble, the woodland is an excellent place to go for a bluebell walk.

Grizedale Wood Grizedale Crescent

Located just across the road from Red Scar and Boilton Wood, Grizedale Wood also offers an excellent opportunity to view bluebells in the Spring time.

You can access the Woodland from Grizedale Crescent.

With plenty of wildlife and flora to see, make sure you visit Grizedale Wood for a fantastic bluebell walk.

Masons Wood Sherwood Way, Fulwood

Masons Wood is located in Fulwood Preston, just off Sherwood Way.

The Woodland, owned and managed by the Woodlands Trust, is well worth a visit with beautiful surroundings that you can take in and admire.

It has 8 main entrances and plenty of surfaced footpaths which links to public footpath network.

The Wood is well-used by local people, which is not surprising due to the superb bluebell display that appears in the Spring season.

Masons Wood has been named as one of the Top Ten bluebell woods by the Woodlands Trust, so be sure not to miss out on the beautiful bluebell display this year.

Fernyhalgh Wood Fulwood

Fernyhalgh Wood is located in the Fulwood area of Preston and covers over 11 acres of woodland.

The Wood is owned and managed by the Woodlands Trust with its natural beauty making it an exciting and admirable visit for the public.

The Wood is close to a well used network of surfaced paths allowing visitors easy access.

Come and enjoy a relaxing Spring walk in the Woodland whilst surrounded by a magnificent floor of bluebells.

Squire Anderton’s Wood Longridge

Squire Anderton’s Wood, located in Longridge, is a hidden gem for bluebell walks in Spring.

The ancient bluebell wood takes you on a journey down to the historic Georgian mansion Haighton House.

Come and see the grade II listed building for yourself, which was built in 1820 and owned by Squire Jame Francis Anderton from 1832 until his death in 1853.

The Wood is perfect for a bluebell walk with the floor being covered with the bright blue flowers.

Have you visited any of the Woodlands in our list? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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