Beautiful Norfolk Bluebell Walks

One of my favourite natural spectacles to see this time of year is a woodland floor covered in a sea of beautiful bluebells. In this Blog I will share some of my favourite outdoor locations in Norfolk to see Bluebells.


The great news is that Norfolk has some wonderful scenic spots to see Bluebells at their finest. When I'm not in the Generations Studio photographing babies and children I love getting outdoors with my camera to capture nature, and there's something purely magical about photographing Bluebells.


Here's my favourite list of the best places to see Bluebells in Norfolk

Blickling Estate National Trust-The Great Wood-Aylsham, NR11 6NF


By far the most impressive display of Bluebells I have seen this year is in The Great Wood at Blickling. There are bluebells at every turn in this enchanting woodland backdrop with lots of great photo opportunities.

You do not have to be a National Trust Member to visit this wood, you just need to pay for car parking. There is a car park directly at The Great Wood. The pathway is solid, which is suitable for both buggies and pushchairs. At the main car park, there are toilets and refreshments available.


You can find out more about Blickling here


Salhouse Broad, Lower Street, Salhouse, Norfolk, NR13 6RX

This place holds a special place in my heart, as I spent a large amount of my childhood here, as my Grandparents lived opposite, and its now the home of my Parents, so I regularly go for a walk here.


The length of the walk is 1.5 miles. The main pathway down to the Broads is pushchair friendly, but to to get to the bluebells the pathway becomes more uneasy. Once you have made it down to the centre to the Broads, head to the left and keep following the path, eventually you will end up in the woods to see the beautiful Bluebells.

Facilities

Car Parking is available, at £1.20 per hour, £2.40 for 2 hours or all day at £3.50. The machine is contactless. There are toilets in the car park-please contact the Broads to check opening times. Once your walk down the Broads, there is also The Hungry Otter providing refreshments and food, again check opening times before visiting. There is also a large wooden climbing frame for older children with a slide. There are also benches so you can sit down and watch the world go by. You can even hire a canoe or go camping.


You can find out more about everything Salhouse Broad has to offer here


Foxley Wood, Themelthorpe Road, Dereham, NR20 4QR

There's nothing more beautiful than seeing Bluebells in a woodland setting. Foxley Wood is extra special as its the largest ancient woodland left in Norfolk. It is open daily 10am-5pm but closed every Thursday. It is free entry and there is free parking available at the site. No dogs are allowed. There is a solid pathway which leads directly to the Bluebells, although it is uneven in places.

You can find out more about Foxley Wood here


Other places to see Bluebells

Bacton Woods, North Walsham, NR28 9UE

Open dawn to dusk.

The car park is located on a minor road 2.5 miles north of North Walsham.

Free parking.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

There are 3 different walking trails to choose from.


Sheringham Park-Upper Sheringham-Norfolk, NR26 8TL

A beautiful woodland garden, along with coastal views too.

Open dawn to dusk.

Priced at £6.50 per car.

National Trust members park free.

Toilet facilities are available.



I hope this blog has given you inspiration on where to head to see the Bluebells. If you have any more suggestions on where to see them please share below.


If you love being outdoors and want other beautiful places to visit, head over to my other Blogs

Holkham Hall

Holt Country Park


Written by G.Hampton 05/05/2022

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