They’re out early – and just in time for the Easter break: say hello to the Ashridge bluebells

Bluebell woods in Ashridge.
Bluebell woods in Ashridge.

The Ashridge Estate bluebells have arrived early this year, coming to bloom just in time Easter.

The Chilterns Conservation Board says the next couple of weekends are the best time to get out and enjoy them.

Spokesman Claire Forrest said: “This year the bluebells are slightly early because of the warm sunny weather in recent weeks.

“In the next few days many local woods will turn into a sea of blue, so get out there and make the most of them. They will be at their peak for the next two weeks.

“Half of the world’s bluebell woods are found in the UK so this is a spectacle that is very special to this country.”

Some of the best bluebell woods in the Chilterns are:

- Wendover Woods, near Wendover.

- Adams Wood, near Lane End.

- Bradenham Woods, near High Wycombe.

- Ashridge Estate, near Berkhamsted.

- Cowleaze Woods, near Watlington.

- Ipsden Heath, near Henley-on-Thames.

Claire said: “It’s a fantastic time of year to make the most of our beautiful local countryside and enjoy all the signs of spring.”

You can find lots of information on the best places to see bluebells in the Chilterns, plus details of walks and bike rides, by clicking here