Where to see the Bluebells near Hitchin

The are many places around Hitchin to see Bluebells in bloom from mid April to May. Here are some of my favourite places in Hitchin and across the rest of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire too.

A couple of years ago we were lucky enough to have some wonderful photos of our family amongst the Bluebells in Hitch Wood courtesy of Emma Fletcher Photography – read all about it here.

Now it’s that time of year again, here’s a reminder of where to see the Bluebells in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire.

Hitch Wood, Hitchin

Hitch Wood is our closest Bluebell Wood just outside Hitchin. As well as walking trails and glorious bluebells to see there are wooden dens scattered around to explore. Combine a visit with coffee and cake or some lunch down the road at Emily’s Tea Shop.

Pryors Wood, Stevenage

Just down the road in Stevenage is Pryors Wood. Enter on Gresley Way to explore the carpets of Bluebells! 

On 29th April 2018, head along to their organised Bluebell Walk. More info and booking details can be found here

Moggerhanger Park, Bedford

Moggerhanger Park has snowdrops and bluebells to see on their woodland trail depending on the season.

The grounds are open daily from 10am to 4pm with free admission and there is also a café serving light refreshments on site. The woodland play area is tucked away next to the café and the perfect place to burn off some energy too!

Heartwood Forest, St Albans

Heartwood Forest in Sandridge near St Albans is managed by the Woodland Trust.

As well as the wonderful display of Bluebells each Spring, there’s also the The Magical Wood – a great new natural playground. Take the Family Discovery trail to explore this 50-acre broadleaf woodland(and look for the wooden carved animals while you’re there!)

Sherrardspark Wood, Welwyn Garden City

On the edge of Welwyn Garden City is Sherrardspark Wood. Not only a wonderful place for Bluebell spotting but also fantastic for your four legged friends too.

We like the Red Lion pub down the road for post walk refreshments.

Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted

The Ashridge Estate is managed by the National Trust. The visitor centre and estate free as is the parking. Great for dog walks and little legs with paths and woodlands to explore.

There’s a little cafe on site but when we visited on a sunny Spring day it was super busy so you might want to take a picnic with you. 

Gobions Wood, Potters Bar

Further afield, is Gobions Wood, a nature reserve managed by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust where spectacular carpets of bluebells cover the area in spring. 

On 28th April 2019, head along to their organised Bluebell Walk. More info and booking details can be found here