On the Bank Holiday Weekend I jumped into the Smurf Mobile to visit the pretty Bluebells at Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire. Getting there was easier said than done due to the Irish Lady sitting inside my Sat Nav and I having a disagreement over what way I should go (I really should think about updating the maps from 2008 to 2015!) but I got there in the end and it was so worth it…
Let’s be honest you can’t start any bluebell hunt without a Mint Magnum right? You need to build up your strength as you’re about to take approximately 3,435,443,433 photos of little flowers so you can spam everyone on Instagram (only 3 made it onto my feed); you got off lightly!
The view over the pretty little villages in Hertfordshire…
Armed with instructions on where to find the Bluebells from the National Trust Information centre at Ashridge Estate, I got a tad lost…I’m not good with following instructions or maps! But I found them eventually, phew!
Are you ready to be spammed with photos of Bluebells?!
Spring, my favourite season…the bluebells are one of the many reasons why I love spring
One last photo, I’ve been kind and haven’t spammed you too much!
Ok I’ve lied, now it’s the last one! Promise!
I decided it was a pretty darn good time to get my new floral Superga kicks acquainted with their Bluebell cousins…they were weary of each other…the floral superga’s had a very heavy foot inside that could squish bluebells without a moments notice, eek!
Ashridge Estate is managed by The National Trust however it’s doesn’t charge to see the Bluebells and there are a variety of different length paths to visit. Take cash with you so you can raid the Mr Whippy van (i.e. the ice cream van) for ice creams before you head off on the great Bluebell Hunt.
Where is your favourite place in the UK to hunt out Bluebells? The National Trust have this great Bluebell page on where to find Bluebells all across the UK.
On a serious note, the Spanish Bluebell Armada could potentially wipe out the English Bluebell in years to come as folks are purchasing “English” bluebell bulbs which are infact the Spanish variety. The Telegraph has an article on the Spanish Bluebell Armada which you should check out.
Disclaimer: No bluebells were squished in the making of this blog post!