We’re going on a bluebell hunt

We’re going on a bluebell hunt

The bluebell hunt has become an annual pilgrimage for us.  Bluebells are such a beautiful flower and when they bloom en masse, they produce a blanket of colour which is quite breathtaking to see. We are lucky that we don’t have to travel too far to find them as we live just a few miles from Bredon Hill, a hill which was once part of the Cotswolds and now lies on the edge of the Cotswolds not far from the town of Evesham in Worcestershire.

Bredon Hill is a place that we have been regularly exploring for many years and we are lucky to have an area of such outstanding beauty practically on our doorstep.

Taking in the view on our bluebell walk

There are many walks around, up and across the hill to choose from and if you make it to the top, the views are well worth the climb.  Walking up the hill, there is woodland and open space and the chance to see a nature at it’s very best.  We often see a herd of deer that roam the hill and the surrounding countryside.

This time, it was all about the bluebells.  The flowers grow in the woodland as ancient woodland is where you will find most bluebells as the conditions are perfect for them to thrive. The sun was shining and it really was the perfect day for a stroll.  We soon found our first patch of bluebells and as they form a bright blue blanket, it is hard not to see them.

A blanket of bluebells

They really are beautiful and my daughter was amazing at finding paths through them to avoid treading on any of the precious flowers after I told her that they are a protected flower.

A stroll through the bluebells 3

Bluebells everywhere

Bluebell close up

A stroll through the bluebells

My daughter was on the lookout for a white bluebell.  Apparently, the white ones belong to the fairies and last year there were quite a few but alas this year there weren’t any white at all.   But we did find some other flowers and we kept looking up and finding beautiful blossom which made up for it. It is always worth looking up, especially when the sky is as blue as this.

Beautiful blossom

Always remember to look up

We couldn’t leave the bluebells behind without a couple of photos with my daughter in the bluebells …

Cheesy bluebell photo

… but she was keen to get behind the camera and she took the camera and took some lovely shots of her own.

junior photographer

not just the bluebells

And then on the way home, we finally spotted the elusive white bluebells in a ladies garden at the bottom of the hill.  She very kindly let A take a photo of them.

We found a white one

As always, we loved our stroll through the bluebells and it is quite sad that soon they will disappear again for another year but if you are quick, you might just get to see them.

 

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  1. April 28, 2017 / 11:32 am

    I can’t resist going on the search for bluebells at this time of year. It’s lovely to see native English bluebells. Nothing compares to their delicate structure and cobalt blue colour.
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  2. April 28, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Lovely photographs – you have more skill with a camera than me! We have a spot near us in Preston called ‘Bluebell Wood’ that is just amazing at this time of year, I’m going this weekend with the dog & kids. I’ll take the camera & try to get some shots that are as nice as yours – any tips?
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  3. April 29, 2017 / 7:35 am

    What beautiful photos! I’ve seen a few near us (I’ve even got a handful in my garden), but I don’t know anywhere where you can see so many like this (although I guess Bredon Hill isn’t very far from me either!).
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  4. April 30, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    We live near a lovely bluebell dell that I remember visiting with my mum and Aunt for picnics as a youngster. I love that is is now where me and the boys go!

  5. May 1, 2017 / 8:48 am

    The photos of your daughter in the bluebells are really pretty! I love getting out into nature like this.

  6. May 1, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    Oh they look beautiful! Loads have popped up in the garden of our new house this year which I’ve been really pleased about

  7. May 2, 2017 / 8:27 am

    Looks like a lovely walk, I always hate it when they get trampled too

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