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Bluebells in Monmouthshire
Bluebells in Monmouthshire

Top 5 Bluebell locations in Monmouthshire

Mid April - Mid May is bluebell season so it's a great time to visit Monmouthshire to soak up the seasonal spectacle and enjoy our woodlands carpeted in blue. We're sharing with you our favourite places to see bluebells below. But don't worry if you can't get to these as prettty much every broadleaf woodland in Monmouthshire has a bluebell display. So get out and enjoy our colourful displays but please do so responsibly. Bluebells are particularly sensitive to footfall and if their leaves are damaged they struggle to grow back so please keep to paths and protect our woodland displays for generations to come.

1. Coed Y Bwnydd near Usk

The consensus 'top pick' from our colleagues in the Monmouthshire Countryside Department was Coed Y Bwnydd, a National Trust site in the Vale of Usk with possibly the best-preserved Iron Age hill fort in Monmouthshire. The gently rolling landscape is a haven for wildlife and you're guaranteed the heady scent of bluebells in the spring.

2. The Kymin near Monmouth

Head up the Kymin for some beautiful displays of Bluebells amongst the trees on the hill. As a bonus, you'll get some fantastic views overlooking Monmouth.

3. Whitestone in the Wye Valley

The woodlands around the Wye Valley are a perfect location for bluebells, and you can see them best around Whitestone. We have two walks of different lengths that take it in, with both offering great views over the Wye Valley and plenty of chances to admire the bluebells.

4. Goytre Hall Wood on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Managed by our MonLife Countryside Department, this site is 3.5 hectares of gently undulating broad-leaved woodland, set amongst a similarly flowing farmscape of small fields and woods.

5. Wentwood Forest in South Monmouthshire

As the largest block of ancient woodland in Wales, it's unsurprising that bluebells love Wentwood in the south of Monmouthshire. You can see them blanketing the woodland floor on our 'Gray Hill' walk, and then enjoy unmatched views over the Gwent Levels and Severn Estuary.

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