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Surrey, abundant with blue bells this spring

April 20th 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
Surrey, abundant with blue bells this spring

What better way to rejoice in the start of spring than visiting one of Surrey’s many bluebell woods. The county of Surrey is one of the most densely populated woodland areas in England, in fact it covers approximately 24% of the county, so if you want to enjoy bluebells this spring there is no better county than Surrey, here are the best places to see this year’s flowering delights:

Wakehurst Botanical Gardens - enjoy the bluebells in Kew's country estate (as featured in the photo).

Banstead Woods, near Chipstead – is a great wood for walkers looking to enjoy the bluebell walk.
 
Branslands and Harewoods - always have a great display of bluebells each year.

Denbies- for a more leisurely way to enjoy this year’s blue bells hop on to their charming train and enjoy the blue bells covering the woodland slopes.
 
Nower Wood, is one of the oldest woods in Surrey covering 80 acres this is a great site to see bluebells.
 
Old Simms Cops, near Abinger – this is one of the largest bluebells woods on the North Downs.
 
Wallis Wood, near Forest Green  - this has vast swathes of bluebells in spring.
 
Sheepleas, Horsley - this woodland is of Special Scientific interest as there are 300 acres of woodlands, covering a diverse range of landscapes, including chalk slopes and wildflower meadows, supporting a large range of wildlife. 
 
Rhododendron Wood, Leith Hill -These woodlands are open to the public all year around, and are a great place to explore some of Surrey’s woodland. The Rhododendron wood was planted in the late 19th Century and is stunning in spring and early summer.
 
Ashtead Common, Ashtead - This woodland is also a site of Scientific interest. It has a rare type of veteran pollarded oaks dating back to the 17th and 18th Centuries. The woodland has not changed for centuries, enabling visitors to step back in time and have the rare glimpse of rare and endangered species which take refuge in these woodlands.

Source: SurreyLife