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Bluebell walks in Surrey

Blooming 'eck! Bluebells are popping up in their thousands across Surrey. Here's where to find the best of them on your daily dose of exercise.

Chantry Woods, Guildford. Photo courtesy Guildford Borough Council

Banstead Woods, nr Chipstead

There’s nothing more enchanting than stumbling across a vibrant carpet of woodland bluebells. In the Banstead Woods, near Chipstead, bluebells flourish and they are at their best between mid-April and late May.

Chantry Woods, Guildford

The bluebells in this 200 acres of woodlands and meadows are a sight to behold in spring, filling the air with their scents.

Kingswood, nr Warlingham

A haven for dog walkers, this woodland near Sanderstead and Warlingham is magically pretty when the English bluebells bud into flower. There are easy-to-follow paths, and it’s all fairly flat, so ideal if you’ve got a buggy in tow, or it’s a gentle walk you’re after. I took this photo last week – this week the carpet of flowers is even thicker.

Cucknell’s Wood, Shamley Green

These woodlands are well known for their displays of spring flowers, particularly the carpet of vibrant bluebells. The woodlands are on Weald Clay. You’ll find oak, ash, birch, rowan or mountain ash and hazel trees, as well as some holly, wild cherry, hawthorn and crab apple trees.

Chinthurst Hill, Wonersh

A steep walk through ancient woodland to the top of the hill rewards visitors with fine views and beautiful displays of bluebells along the way. A quiet and peaceful spot, with many species of tree, including oak, sweet chestnut, hazel and rowan. You’ll also find a stone folly built in the 1930s, which is now a Grade II listed building.

Frank’s Wood, Leith Hill, Coldharbour

A one-mile walk to the historic arboretum, through a conifer avenue and into Frank’s Wood, is where you’ll find these blue wonders at Leith Hill. You’ll most likely see little clusters along the roadside as you drive there too.

Little Wix Wood, Hatchlands Park, nr Guildford

There’s a beautiful bluebell walk here, with an abundance of the tiny blue flowers carpeting the woodland. Here’s a link to a great circular walking trail that will take you past some wonderful displays through woodlands and open parkland. There’s a children’s adventure playground along the way, and the trail is great for dog walkers.

Wallis Wood, Walliswood Village, nr Cranleigh

Bluebells thrive in this typical example of a hazel coppice woodland on Weald Clay. There’s a woodland stream running through the site, which also has a small pool and is surrounded by pasture.

Sheepleas, West Horsley

A mosaic of ancient and recent woodlands, scrubs and open grassland on chalk. Look out for bluebells in the woodland of beech, ash and field maple and also stunning displays of cowslips in the meadows.

Great Earls Wood, Limpsfield

In the north-west corner of these woodlands you’ll find the smaller Little Earls Wood which is famed for a fantastic display of bluebells in the spring.

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3 comments on “Bluebell walks in Surrey”

  • Jeannette Thomas April 21, 2020

    Foxley Woods Kenley are beautiful at the moment Bluebells in full swing and the birds are singing

  • Joanna April 28, 2020

    Where is Kingswood near Warlingham? Can’t find on map x

    • amberevans April 28, 2020

      Head down Kingswood Lane in Hamsey Green and you’ll find an entrance to the woods at the end on the left. The Bluebells are beautiful right now.


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