Bluebell woods

12 beautiful bluebell woods in Scotland to visit now

It may be the end of snowdrop season, but this means it is almost time for the bluebell to reign supreme in Scottish woodlands.

This delicate flower creates a colourful blanket from April, with the season reaching its peak in May. Around half of all the world’s bluebell’s are found in the UK, and our native species is protected. This means that walkers are urged to take care when passing through a crop of the flowers, especially within woodland as these blooms will have been there for a long time. For everything you need to know about different species and fun facts, visit The Woodland Trust.

This ancient woodland, situated along Loch Ness is home to some of the largest specimens of Wellingtonia, Lawsons cypress and Douglas fir in Britain.Theres also a series of marked walks, making this a great place for bluebell.

5. Balmacaan Wood, Inverness, Highlands

This ancient woodland, situated along Loch Ness is home to some of the largest specimens of Wellingtonia, Lawsons cypress and Douglas fir in Britain.Theres also a series of marked walks, making this a great place for bluebell.
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Located by the beautiful Loch Creran, visitors to this Celtic woodland can not only enjoy wild flowers, including bluebells but also watch wildlife such as otters, herons and butterflies.

6. Glasdrum Wood, Oban, Argyll & Bute

Located by the beautiful Loch Creran, visitors to this Celtic woodland can not only enjoy wild flowers, including bluebells but also watch wildlife such as otters, herons and butterflies.
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This broadleaved woodland lines the steep north bank of the River Carron which boasts dippers, otters and kingfishers, and is alive with wild flowers in spring and summer.

7. Carron Glen, Denny, Falkirk

This broadleaved woodland lines the steep north bank of the River Carron which boasts dippers, otters and kingfishers, and is alive with wild flowers in spring and summer.
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This ancient woodland, which was shown on a map drawn by General Roy after the Jacobite uprising of 1750, is home to a mix of broad-leafs, conifers, bluebells and buzzards.

8. Binn Wood, Perth & Kinross

This ancient woodland, which was shown on a map drawn by General Roy after the Jacobite uprising of 1750, is home to a mix of broad-leafs, conifers, bluebells and buzzards.
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