One of my favourite woods is Coed Cefn near where my parents live and locally it's known fondly as 'the bluebell wood' because at this time of year, it's a mass of these beautiful flowers.
Late April, early May is one of the best times to see bluebells and many of our woods contain fantastic displays at this time of year.
Around 70% of UK bluebells can be found in woodland, as they're perfectly adapted to cope with the shade provided by the tree canopy. (Visit nature notes to find out more about other habitats you can find them in.)
So, any threats to woodland may also affect the survival of these iconic flowers. A fact even more critical when you consider that our bluebell population represents around 25% of the world's total.
Luckily, however, you can still enjoy them in many of our woods – so why not visit one during the Bank Holiday?
We've compiled a list of our best bluebell woods to help you find a site near you (like Killaloo below).
Sue Holden, chief executive