Updated April 2023
You know Spring is on the way when the bluebells start emerging! The swathes of bluebells like a violet carpet are magical in their own right and a sight not to be missed every year. If you are wanting to see bluebells in Sussex this year, then we’ve rounded up some of the most beautiful bluebell areas in the county.
Did you know? Bees can steal a bluebells nectar by biting a hole in the bottom of the flower.
A mostly flat route through the woods and can be muddy. Parking is available in the car park at the end of Dover Lane where there is a path leading into the woods.
Ashington Bluebell Walk
A 6-mile circular route around Ashington taking in some lovely bluebells around the Capite Wood. See our circular Ashington walk for the full route directions.
Eartham Woods are part of the Slindon Estate which has 1400 hectares to explore and different footpaths you can take so can spend a long time here. There is parking at Eartham Woods car park, Eartham, Chichester PO18 0LU. Also, the nearby Nore Folly is worth visiting to enjoy the views which isalso within Slindon Estate.
Ebernoe Common is another peaceful spot with many footpaths through the woodland. It can be muddy at times! See our Ebernoe Common walk for more information.
Burton Mill Pond
There are plenty of bluebells walking around the Burton Mill Pond trail, just south of Petworth. Additionally, if you park in Burton Mill Pond car park, come out of the car park and turn left on the main road. Walk down the road, passing the pond on your right and there is a footpath on your left that takes you into some woodland with plenty of bluebells!
Bluebells can be found in abundance at Wakehurst place, at Bethlehem Wood and Coates Wood in particular. Visit Wakehurst from late April until the end of May to enjoy the sea of bluebells! View our Wakehurst Place page for more information.
Enjoy the lovely woodland walks at Nymans and see the carpet of bluebells amongst other wildflowers. Nymans woodland has easily signposted walks, so you can enjoy the length of walk right for you. View our Nymans page for more information.
High Beeches Gardens
High Beeches Gardens is a woodland and water garden, with woodland glades perfect for seeing bluebells. You can find High Beeches just outside of Handcross and it is also dog friendly.
Woods off Spithandle Lane, Steyning
The woods off Spithandle Lane near Steyning have many bluebells in them. There are a few woods along this lane including Calcot Wood and Great and Little Pepper Woods and Guessgate woods, where bluebells are found.
Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail
A wheelchair friendly one-way route through Beatons Wood, allowing you to experience wood anemones and bluebells.
Bates Green Farm, Arlington, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6SH
Bluebells can be found in most woodlands, take a look at our other walks in Sussex for inspiration and you may see some there too! If you take any spectacular photos of bluebells this year, tag us on Instagram and we may feature your photo!