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Bluebells Are In Bloom

27 April 2011



New website helps you find your nearest bluebell wood


Children in a bluebell wood (Copyright Nick Spurling)

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.

 

Our charity partners, Woodland Trust Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust, have teamed up to make sure you don’t miss out on bluebell season.

 

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."