The magic of Bluebell Woods
I am lucky to have this wonderful bluebell wood on my doorstep. Parrot’s Drumble. An ancient woodland nature reserve.
We haven’t visited for a couple of years so it was lovely to once again walk through this beautiful space. Breathe in the scent. Feel overwhelmed by it’s beauty. To take in the carpet blanket of pretty blooms all around us. It felt even more special to visit this year as our movements are restricted. And so, we explored over a long weekend as part of our daily exercise. And I am so glad that we did.
Even before lockdown I found this area to be so peaceful. With only the odd dog walker and family nearby, the area is an unspoiled natural beauty. I should visit it more often. Parrot’s Drumble is hidden away in a really obscure location, and despite the road sign is completely overlooked. You should explore it when it is in full bloom. We visited mid April which from memory is a little early. I suspect it will be even more beautiful throughout May.
It’s a photographers haven. This year there were fewer signs of dogs and children who have ran through the woodland. Fewer signs of visitors which is a little sad as bluebells dancing in the sunlight really is beautiful. Something that should be seen. It is important to remember to keep to the paths when wandering through a Bluebell Wood, these flowers are so delicate and take years to establish.
Next year I’m going to have a family photo shoot here. On the day we visited, the light was beaming through the trees, the sky was blue and the sun was warm. It really was a great day to visit. I’m so glad that we managed to squeeze in a visit on this year. It was good for the soul, it was peaceful and made me smile and still does when I look back through the photos.
When I shared some photo’s of the woods on my Insta I received so many messages saying how much they had made people smile. And so, I give you…
The magic of bluebell woods