Bluebell Walks in WokinghamPublished:
Spring has finally arrived, the daffodils are finishing and the bluebells have started to appear. The best time for Bluebells is late April/Early May and they are usually only out for 3 to 4 weeks so you need to catch them quick!
Bluebells are often found in ancient woodlands and did you know they are also known as ‘fairy thimbles’ due to their thimble shaped flower?
We are so lucky in Wokingham to have some really beautiful places for some bluebell spotting, so we have done a round up of the best areas locally to spot them.
Please be mindful not to walk on or damage the bluebells if you are going to take any photographs. We have several recommended photographers at the bottom of this article who are running mini family shoots this year.
3 Copses ( Tinkers, Jocks & Temple)
The Three Copses; Tinkers, Jocks and Temple, are located near Jocks Lane playground near Binfield. There are circular walks on pathways through the copses where you will find a lush carpet of bluebells.
Jocks Lane playground is a popular pit stop for after a walk to wear out the little legs. There is a café here during the summer months. There is free parking in the Jocks Lane Recreation Ground car park, Binfield Road, Bracknell, RG12 2BH.
Photo by A Shutters Tale
Locally known as the Binfield Bluebells, Murrel Hill is a popular location to see Bluebells. There is free parking at Popes Meadow located off St Mark’s Road, Binfield, RG42 4AY. To access the bluebells you need to follow the path down Murrel Hill Lane (not buggy friendly) to the woodland where you will find the beautiful bluebells.
Photo by A Shutters Tale
Near Binfield, Cabbage Hill is a brilliant place for a buggy friendly bluebell walk. There is free parking at Cabbage Hill carpark (RG42 5RR) and its a short walk down a wide path to the woodland where youll find beautiful bluebells. During weekends there is also the wonderful Bean & Fizz Van for you to keep you hydrated!
Tarmans Copse & West Garden Copse
There is a small carpark located at Swift Fields, RG12 8BX but please be considerate with parking as this is a residential area. After your walk why not visit the popular Peacock Farm pub for some refulling! Located in Jennetts Park Country Park, there are plenty of bluebells here. There is a walking look from around the park with several playgrounds dotted around for little legs.
Photo by Julia Morrison Photography
This small woodland is located near the Keephatch area of Wokingham and is home to several patches of bluebells on the woodland floor. There isn’t parking at this location so its best to walk if you can.
Ambarrow Court is a 21 acre local nature reserve between Wokingham and Sandhurst. There are plenty of bluebells in this woodland to see.
There is a small carpark here (GU47 8JB) which is free of charge but it does get busy during peak times.
Ambarrow Lane is just over the road from Ambarrow Court and is a smaller woodland with a full carpet of bluebells. There is limited parking in the layby next to the woodland here but it is very beautiful.
This woodland is private but the buggy friendly footpaths through the woodland are open to the public.
The postcode here is Ambarrow Lane, GU47 8JE
Aldermoors Nature Reserve
located in Woodley this ancient woodland is home to many bluebells and worth a visit if you are local to this area. There is parking available at Ashenbury Park, just off Tippings Lane RG5 4RY
Joel Park & Holt Copse
The small woodland at Joel park and Holt Copse is full of Bluebells. The site is around 5 hectars in size with buggy friendly paths. This is an ideal walk for little legs as there is plenty of free on street parking close by on Jubilee Avenue.
There is a brilliant playground at Joel Park so you could combine the bluebells with a park trip.
Fancy a family mini shoot with a brilliant local photographer?
Wokingham Rocks is proud to support these 3 brilliant local photographers who are all offering family mini shoots this year. Places are limited and are getting booked up quickly, so if you are thinking of some family photographs its best to book in early.
We hope you have found some great places to see the local Bluebells in Wokingham, and you find somewhere new to explore!