Best Places for a Bluebell Walk in Cornwall
|Godolphin's bluebell woods|
One of the things I love about Cornwall is the fact that Spring comes here early and does so vibrantly. May is the best time to take a stroll through the bluebells and we have plenty of places you can enjoy the delicate blue haze of wild flowers.
Lanhyrock House and Garden, owned by the National Trust has bluebells a plenty on their 1,000 acres of land. Formally Victorian gardens gives way to ancient woodland worthy of a wonder.
|Enys Gardens filled with bluebells|
Enys Gardens near Penryn are a popular spot to see floods of blue, the gardens include a meadow called Parc Lye which is a sight to behold.
Heading Camborne way you will find Tehidy, 9 miles of paths and 250 acres of idyllic woodland and lakes. A café and picnic area make this an ideal spot to wile away some time.
Another National Trust gem is Penrose Estate near Helston. Boasting the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall, the grounds are beautiful and this time of year the bluebells carpet the landscape.
The other side of Bodmin to Lanhydrock is the privately owned Georgian mansion, Pencarrow. The house and garden are open to the public and are still owned by the family, the Molesworth-St Aubyns who have been here since the 1500s!! With free parking and plenty of woodland to explore this is a great place to walk the dogs.
|Glendurgan Gardens with blossoms and bluebells|
Then we have the two 'G's, Glendurgan Garden is near Falmouth and a little further down you can explore Godolphin House with its romantic grounds, always beautiful but extra special in Bluebell season. Glendurgen is a tropical garden that backs onto the Helford River. A beautifully scented walk to the village of Durgan is quite a treat.
And this is only the tip of the iceberg, truth be told pretty much even country lane you drive down, every patch of woodland and every grand country pile can boast a blush of blues this May. So there is no excuse for not getting out there and enjoying our stunningly blue dusted countryside!