Bluebell Woods in Suffolk & Norfolk

Norfolk and Suffolk is home to some beautiful undisturbed woodlands and during the spring months, these come to life in a dazzling sea of blue as the bluebells begin to flower. Here in Suffolk, you’re never very far from a bluebell wood and we’ve put together some of our favourite bluebell wood walks. If you're looking for somewhere to stay, we have a wide selection of holiday cottages in Suffolk or Norfolk to choose from.

Reydon Woods, Reydon, Southwold

Reydon Woods are nestled in the pretty village of Reydon just a five minute drive from the coastal town of Southwold. This ancient woodland is owned by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and is known for its stunning carpet of bluebells in the spring. Make sure a visit to Reydon Woods and its beautiful bluebell trail is on your Southwold spring holiday itinerary! Take a look at our cottages in Reydon and Southwold.

Address: Wood Lane off B1126 near Wangford, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6SL

Captains Wood, Woodbridge

An ancient woodland, where fallow deer herds roam, with a 3km circular walking trail. Please note, dogs are not allowed at this location (due to the deer herds).

Address: IP12 2BE

Haughley Woods and Parkland

Part of the Haughley Park estate, between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, this 250 acre woodland remains one of the most natural, bluebell-rich locations in Suffolk. The estate hosts lots of events and their support for local businesses and the environment makes the location a fantastic day out.

Address: Haughley Park, Stowmarket, IP14 3JY

Ashwellthorpe Lower Woods

Located 12 miles south west of Norwich, this woodland is known for magnificent fields of blue, wild garlic, wood anemone, spurge, herbs and orchids. It is one of the UK’s richest destinations for fungi and butterflies.

Address: Lower Wood, Ashwellthorpe

Foxley Wood, North Norfolk

Less than an hour from Cromer, Norfolk’s largest ancient woodland, bluebells, butterflies and other wildlife are in abundance. In spring, the Woods can get very busy and it may be wet underfoot, so wellies are advised. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted here. View our holiday cottages in Cromer here.

Address: NR20 4QR

Bradfield Woods, Near Bury St Edmunds

Steeped in history and rich in natural wildlife, Bradfield Woods are a great choice for a family visit, with lots of children’s and family activities on offer. There are over five miles of existing trails, picnic areas and dogs are welcome (provided they are on a lead and well behaved). Bluebells appear in droves in spring, and the display is simply magnificent.

Address: Felsham Road, Bradfield St George, IP30 0AQ

Priestley Woods, Near Stowmarket

Priestley Woods are among the most admired in the UK for its plant life, being home to hornbeam and the rare and infamous wild pear. There are many different types of plants, including orchids, bluebells and, as it’s not a very busy area, there is plenty of peace and quiet.

Address: Priestley woods, Barking, Needham Market

Buckenham Woods, Near Wymondham

Situated South West of Norwich, Buckenham Woods is perhaps one of the least known of the bluebell woods on this list. Bluebells grow in their hundreds, and make for some fantastic shots, so you’ll be sure to love this destination!
Address: Buckenham, NR16 2AS


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Bluebell Woods in Suffolk & Norfolk