Where to see the bluebells
The most popular place to see the bluebells in the area is at Dockey Woods within Ashridge estate but these woods got so busy, to the point that they now charge entrance on the weekends.
A couple of years ago I went hunting for the perfect bluebell location that hadn’t yet been discovered. No one wants crowds of people around while they are trying to enjoy time with their family in front of the camera. After a little research I discovered Whippendell woods (off Grove Mill Lane). At first I noticed the odd bluebell running along the side of the road so I parked up to take a closer look. It turned out to be exactly what I was looking for and now I shoot all my bluebell sessions here.
The woods are off the beaten track and quite large so avoiding other people is easy to do but the greatest thing is that there are beautiful pockets of bluebells throughout the woods with plenty of diversity for photos.
Whippendell woods has so much to offer, with fallen trees, tree stumps and little pathways well positioned throughout the flowers. It is a great place to capture families and children playing together.