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Bluebell Walks in Essex

There is something ever so magical about witnessing a carpet of bluebells across the woodland floor. The beautiful bluebell flower blooms from mid April to late May, and so they have already began blooming across Essex.

Here are some bluebell walks happening across Essex this Spring...

(This page will be updated when further guided bluebell walks are planned)

Pound Wood Nature Reserve, St Michael's Road Thundersley, Benfleet, SS7 2UW

Sunday 30th April 2023 12pm - 5pm Guided walks to see the bluebells in Pound Wood & Tile Wood & Tractor trailer rides around Pound Wood. Meeting point and refreshments at St Michaels Church, St Michaels Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2UN. The Essex Wildlife Trust Wilder Learning team will also be at St Michael's Church for children's craft activities. No booking required. Meet outside the church hall ten minutes before the start of each walk. Donations welcome. Pound wood walk times-1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, & 4pm Tile Wood walk times-12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm

Weeleyhall Wood Nature Reserve, Colchester to Clacton Road (off the B1441) Weeley, Clacton-on-Sea

Sunday 30th April 2023

11am - 4pm Outdoor event along woodland paths, sensible footwear is advised. Parking available, no booking required. Donations welcome.

Hanningfield Reservoir Nature Discovery Centre, Hawkswood Road, Billericay, CM11 1WT

Saturday 29th April 2023

Join Bill, the Hanningfield Warden, for an informative walk round the reserve, particularly concentrating on the ancient woodland area with the carpet of Bluebells.


This guided walk is now SOLD OUT however, the visitor centre is open Monday to Sunday 10am - 5pm and the bluebells can be seen close to the centre.

More places to see the bluebells:

Bluebells are a protected species. Please stick to paths, do not pick bluebells or trample on the flowers, damage to delicate the flowers can affect them for years. Bluebells are so important for our bees and other insects.


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