Bluebells by bike – 5 great places to spot the natural beauties

Bluebells by bike – 5 great places to spot the natural beauties

Apr 27 , 2022

Feva Marketing

In England springtime is when the bluebells come out in force, and the woods are awash with the vibrant blue of the Hyacinthoides non-scripta!

It’s a joy for the Feva Seat family to get out in the woods on the trail bikes with the kids and take in the fresh air and warmer weather, so here’s our top picks for bluebell woods that allow bikes…

Badbury Clump, Farringdon SN& 7NL

The National Trust ancient woodland at Badbury Clump hosts a (paid for) carpark with the occasional ice cream van and a network of trails boasting multiple lines, jumps, bomb holes and drops to keep you happy. Suitable for all, you can easily avoid trampling the bluebells whilst still making the most of the season. Badbury Clump MTB

Badbury Clump bluebells in the woods

Duncliffe Wood, Shaftesbury SP8 5LZ

Managed by the Woodland Trust, this 227 acre wood is proud of the vast numbers of species that inhabit it, including six different species of bat, if you’re packing up at dusk!

It’s part of Route 25 on The National Cycle Network and includes a free carpark for around 25 cars at the start of the track. Duncliffe Wood

Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean GL16 7EL

Forestry England are responsible for the upkeep of this glorious wood, which includes a sculpture trail, family activity trail and a picnic area where you can book a BBQ!

There is a choice of cycle route lengths to suit all legs, all green grade, so suitable for all. Download the trail map here: Beechenhurst cycle trail

Beechenhurst bluebells, with a cyclist on the path

Clumber Park, Worksop S80 3AZ

This one is truly stunning, which is probably why the National Trust charge for entry to the park, but car parking is included in that!

There’s parkland, heath and woods to explore, which makes it an easy cycle for smaller family members and novices who just want to enjoy the bluebells! Bike hire is also available on site.

Jotunheimen on Mjølkevegen (The Old Milk Route), Norway

For those of you travelling (much) further afield, we love the look of the wide choice of trails and routes that Jotunheimen has to offer.

The bluebells in Norway are usually out a bit later than in England, so you can enjoy them at home, then again on holiday in July, win-win! Cycling in Jotunheimen

Norwegian bluebell

Protect the bluebells – please!

Wherever you go to enjoy the spring phenomenon of the bluebell woods, please remember that they are a protected species and damage easily form trampling and bike tyres. You can learn more about the magical plant from the Woodland Trust. For example, did you know that there is ongoing research on how the flowers could potentially help fight cancer?! Take care, and enjoy your spring cycling.