27 April 2011
New website helps you find your nearest bluebell wood
If you are a fan of the great outdoors, you could be in for a treat this weekend.
Bluebells are a sure sign that spring is in the air. And experts predict that in Scotland, the flowers will be at their best over the next few weeks.
Together with National Trust for Scotland and RSPB, they have created the world’s largest database of bluebell woods.
To find your nearest bluebell wood, visit VisitWoods.org.uk, type your postcode into the search box and click the bluebell symbol to access maps and directions.
Professor Tim Sparks of the University of Cambridge said: "Bluebell carpets are already spreading thick and fast south of the border but we are seeing them gradually spread east and northwards too. With the Met Office predicting continued warm, dry weather for the start of May, the next two weeks should be spectacular for viewing bluebells across Scotland."