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.

Bluebell woods

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.

As the name suggests, this woodland is an ideal place to spot some bluebells this spring. It is also one of the largest oak woodlands in Scotland, and was previously known as Ballathie Bluebell Wood.

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Glen Finglas is the Woodland Trusts largest site and an ideal location for a family day out thanks to its range of wildlife, including red deer and golden eagles.
Legend has it that this Highland glen was once the scene of a well-dressing ceremony, where children from the village decorated the village decorated a pool with flowers to ensure that the fairies kept the water supply clean.
On the banks of Loch Ness, Urquhart Bay is one of the best examples of surviving ancient wet woodland in Europe. Visitors can see bluebells and the different tree species, which include alder, ash, bird cherry and white willow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This visitor centre and wildlife reserve consists of 98 hectares near the popular town of Dunkeld. Since April 2015 the star attraction at the reserve is a pair of breeding Ospreys.
Keils Den is one of the best places to spot bluebells in Fife as this ancient gorge woodland is blanketed with the delicate flowers, which bloom alongside dogs mercury and wild garlic.
This ancient oak wood, which is one of the largest semi-natural broadleaved woodlands in Galloway, is renowned for its spectacular springtime bluebell display along with marked routes that offer deer and red squirrel sightings.
Kids will love this ancient woodland as it has a magical feel to it thanks to features such as bubbling streams and the remains of an Iron Age hill fort. From April there are carpets of bluebells and ramson in May.