There are plenty of British bluebell spots all over the country. A great area to catch them underneath leafy forest canopies and on open fields alike is Devon, Dartmoor in particular. If you are in the area, here are the top 10 bluebell walks to consider.
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Table of Contents
- 1 When to Visit Devon’s Bluebells
- 2 20 Locations for Bluebells in Devon
- 2.1 1. Holwell Lawn Bluebell Circular Walk
- 2.2 2. East Hill Bluebell Circular Walk
- 2.3 3. Meldon Woods Bluebell Circular Walk
- 2.4 4. Whiddon Deer Park
- 2.5 5. Hound Tor
- 2.6 6. Emsworthy Mire
- 2.7 7. Buckland Abbey, Yelverton
- 2.8 8. Buckfast Abbey
- 2.9 9. Hembury
- 2.10 9. Lady’s Wood, South Brent
- 2.11 10. Wembury Woods
- 2.12 11. Scanniclift Copse
- 2.13 12. Brownsham Wood, Bideford
- 2.14 13. Hartland
- 2.15 14. Borough Woods, Ilfracombe
- 2.16 15. Burridge Woods
- 2.17 16. Blackdown Hills
- 2.18 17. Adcombe Wood & Woodram Copse
- 2.19 18. Salcombe
- 2.20 19. Gallants Bower
- 2.21 20. Avon Valley Woods, Woodleigh
- 2.22 Even more Bluebell woods in Devon
- 3 Top 5 Things to Pack
- 4 Devon Hotels
- 5 Should You Travel to Devon for Bluebells?
Please note that I am currently staying in Devon to catch the bluebell season. So this post as it stands is more of a research piece. My own findings and more pictures will be added by and by.
When to Visit Devon’s Bluebells
As a rule of thumb, bluebells bloom from mid April to the end of May. The colder the region and weather, the later the bloom.
Still, if you are headed up to Dartmoor, temperatures are slightly cooler, meaning there’s no need to check out the vibrant flowers in April. Mid May typically is perfect timing.
It’s good to ask at local tourist information centres for current bluebell blooming status. And also check out up-to-date instagram stories to see how far the blossoms have opened.