As soon as Spring hits we start keeping our eyes peeled for those glorious Bluebells! Here are our Mumbler pick of the best places (and the best walks with bluebells) around Leeds!
It may only be a small woodland, BUT the bluebells are stunning and it’s perfectly located for any North Leeds adventures. Don’t forget to take a camera for those insta- worthy bluebell shots!
Golden Acre Park
A favourite spot for any Leodian, Golden Acre Park has gorgeous flowers all year round. But Spring brings the turn of the bluebells! The park can get busy at weekends, so do head there during the week if you want to enjoy the bluebells in peace.
Hetchell Woods, Scarcroft
Little explorers will love playing in the crags, climbing rocks and trees and ohhhhhhhhhhh the bluebells are glorious!
Hunger Hills, Horsforth
The fact that this is known to some locals as The Bluebell wood tells you that it’s a good place for bluebells! There are a few places to access the woods from- but you wont need to venture far before you start to spot them!
Meanwood Park & The Hollies
As if you need any more excuses to visit the beautiful Meanwood Park! There are loads of walks along the Meanwood Valley Trail, with numerous exploring opportunities for little legs along the beck and up to the Hollies. The rather fabulous Three Cottages Cafe can provide you with treats for your adventure, or take a refreshing drink at The Myrtle Tavern Pub.
Although they’re not actually in Leeds, it’s definitely worth the trip out to Ilkley to see what is in my opinion the best display of bluebells in the local area.
Oulton Hall Boundary Walk
Whilst there are bluebells throughout the 5km Boundary walk around Oulton Hall, the best Bluebell carpets are on the stretch between the driveway to Oulton Hall and the entrance to Springhead Park.
Riffa Wood, Harrogate
Another suggestion outside Leeds, but sometimes you’ve just got to throw them in there! Bluebells a-plenty here!
Temple Newsam Woods
There are absolutely masses of bluebells on the Temple Newsam estate. For easy entrance to the woods, park on Bullerthorpe Lane (be aware that parking is limited and you are not permitted to park on the pavement). For walks around the Temple Newsam estate, click here.