Treat yourself to a vision-in-blue at West Woods on the eastern edge of Pewsey Downs.

Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) are enchanting and iconic, a favourite with the fairies and a sure sign spring is in full swing.  An unmistakable perennial herb, they actually spend the majority of their time underground as bulbs, emerging, often in droves, to flower from April onwards.

West Woods is one of THE best places in the North Wessex Downs to see this incredible wildflower spectacle during ‘bluebell season’ – April & May.  This extensive beech woodland is criss-crossed with tracks and trails and the Wansdyke runs through it.

The woods are about a ten-minute drive from Marlborough – there is a parking and picnic area and also an accessible trail.  You can also walk from Marlborough to West Woods via the White Horse Trail.

Further Information

Forestry England
The White Horse Trail
Plantlife – Bluebells

Grid Reference: SU163667
What3words:  grounded.hypocrite.skater

Image: Bluebells in West Woods Credit: Sharyn Ladds