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Best Bluebell Woods in Poole, Dorset

Where to see Bluebells in Poole and Dorset

Bluebell season is almost upon us, and we love nothing more than visiting Poole and Dorset's magical woodlands and gardens to see these deep purple blooms sprout up and create a stunning display for us all to admire.

We’re lucky enough to be surrounded by some real hidden gems here in Poole and Dorset that boast a carpet of bluebells every Spring – here are some of our favourite Bluebell Woods in and around Poole!

Bluebells at Pamphill Bluebell Wood

Pamphill Bluebell Woods

About: Pamphill Bluebell Woods is not just one of the best locations to see bluebells and other spring flowers in Dorset, but also the whole country. It is located just a 15 minute drive out of Poole and is full of beautiful ancient trees (the perfect habitat for bluebells!) There is a car park just a short walk from the woods which is free during bluebell season, and dogs are welcome on leads.

Address: Pamphill, Wimborne BH21 4EF

Price: Free

Facilities: Free parking

Bluebell Rating: 5/5

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Bluebell Woods at Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy

About: Kingston Lacy boasts a carpet of beautiful bluebells when April/May comes around each year. The most popular place to see them is Abbott Street Copse, which is part of the Kingston Lacy estate. Take a walk through the magical ancient woodland and experience some of the best bluebell scenes there is to offer here in Dorset!

Address: Kingston Lacy, Wimborne BH21 4EA

Price: See Kingston Lacy website for details 

Facilities: Parking, Café, Toilets, and lots of fun things to do making it a fantastic day out! 

Bluebell Rating: 4.5/5

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Bluebells at Badbury Rings Dorset

Badbury Rings

About: Badbury Rings is also part of the Kingston Lacy estate, and just a short distance from Pamphill. It is one of Dorset’s 32 Iron Age hillforts, and certainly one of the finest! Here, you can see more bluebells in all their finery dipping in and out of the woodlands nearby. This location has a huge variety of different walks that can be enjoyed with dogs too!

Address: Blandford Rd, Blandford Forum DT11 9JL

Price: Free, except parking which is National Trust: £1 for 2 hours or £3 for the day (non-members).

Facilities: Parking

Bluebell Rating: 4/5

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Bluebells at Ashmore Wood Dorset

Ashmore Woods

About: Ashmore Woods is located slightly further out of Poole but it is definitely worth the travel as it is a haven for gorgeous wildflowers during the Spring months – particularly bluebells. It is a Forestry Commission England Wood and sits just outside the village of Ashmore, approximately 20 miles from Poole.

Address: Ashmore Wood, Blandford Forum

Price: Free

Bluebell Rating: 4/5

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Bluebell Community Woodland and Garden Poole

Bluebell Community Woodland and Garden

About: Much more central to Poole, located in Hamworthy, you can find this newly set up community woodland and garden in the grounds of St Michael's Church. Bluebell Woodland certainly lives up to its name, and flowered a beautiful carpet of bluebells last year so it's a fab hidden gem to discover with loved ones! Their bluebell collection is growing year on year, so we definitely recommend you come and see these beauties.

Address: St Michael's Church, Hamworthy, Poole BH15 4HR

Price: Free

Bluebell Rating: 4/5


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