Visitors come from far and wide to see the breathtaking spectacle of woodlands carpeted in bluebells. It will truly set all your senses running wild with the gorgeous scent wafting on the wind in tranquil woodlands across Cornwall.
Here are our favourite local spots to see the bluebells in May:
Bluebells come out early at Godolphin Estate, not far from Porthleven. Take a stroll through the woodlands and the estate where some of Poldark was filmed. The house isn’t open to visitors but children will love the Barefoot Trail and the property is open to dogs too.
Situated on the outskirts of Helston town and on the banks of the famous Loe Bar in the Penrose Estate is Degibna Woods. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/penrose/ An ancient woodland with walks on the outer edges of the bar and lead across the bar towards Porthleven. Follow signs to the Helston Hospital and take Degibna Lane all the way to the end to find the car park. This place is a hidden treasure and the place where locals go to collect bluebells and foliage that adorn the shops in Helston for the Celtic festival of Flora Day. www.helstonfloraday.org.uk
The gardens of this historic Cornish house are open from Easter to September and for special events only. The old manor house is being lovingly and carefully restored and is wonderful to explore. The bluebell woods here are some of the most impressive in Cornwall. From 5th May – 13th May there is a bluebell festival.
This beautiful privately owned estate is in a rural location on the Lizard Peninsular toward St Keverne. Park in the main car park and walk towards to the woodland below. The New Yard restaurant is perfect for brunch and allows dogs in the courtyard. Be sure to visit the gallery where you will find local artist and artisan makers crafts.
This is the largest area of woodland in Cornwall which has 9 miles of walks. The ancient woodlands are preserved by the Cornwall Council for everyone to enjoy. Take a bike ride or stroll through the woods to the woodland café. There are three car parks and is located near Camborne.
Find out how to get there www.cornwall.gov.uk