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Running through Bluebells

Posted on
May 9, 2016

One of the memories that stand out from my childhood was running through bluebells in a wood near Arundel and picking some to take home to my Mum. These days picking bluebells is prohibited but I still wanted to take the kids to experience the stunning carpet of blue that these magical flowers create.
I have seen many local photographers raving about Bluebell Wood at Pamphill on facebook over the last couple of weeks and I just had to visit before they all disappeared.
Bluebell Wood is set on the Kingston Lacy estate in Dorset and we parked at Pamphill Green and took the short walk down a country path to the wood, which is gated off making it easier to find. You could see the blue from the path but nothing prepared us for the sheer amount of bluebells that were on display – it was a real “WOW” moment and the smell was fantastic too.
Bluebell Wood
There is something about being set free that the kids love and they were soon racing around, finding sticks, climbing fallen trees and making up fairy stories.
Bluebell Wood
The deeper into the wood we walked, the thicker the carpet of bluebells became and the kids were delighted by butterflies and dragonflies that were darting around.
Bluebell Wood
What I loved about the wood is that it is completely untouched by humans. Fallen trees were left where they had fallen, creating balance beams for the kids to try to walk across and make-shift seats when they wanted to sit down for a rest.
Bluebell Wood
I nearly lost Eliza at one point as she sat down to play with her dolls and was almost completely hidden by the flowers.
Bluebell Wood
Bluebell wood itself is a coppiced broad leaf woodland, packed full of Oak trees and perfect for a country walk any time of the year. Sebastian was fascinated by acorn shells and had a pocket full by the end of the day.
Bluebell Wood
This is an area we have not explored before but we will certainly be back as there are several walks we can try, some right by the River Stour which I imagine will be beautiful.
Bluebell Wood
Have you checked out your local Bluebells yet?


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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    May 9, 2016

    I have many happy memories as a child of picnics spent in bluebell woods with my Mum and my Aunty. They were so close when we were younger and we did it a lot with my cousins.

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    May 9, 2016

    I love your blog – its so amazing! And this post full of bluebells makes me miss Scotland x Great pics

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    Coombe Mill - Fiona Cambouropoulos

    May 9, 2016

    These photos are so pretty Eliza and Sebastian look stunning framed in purple. The bluebells look so densely packed and what a perfect day you chose to visit. This really is nature at its best. Our bluebells are about in force too and we have been enjoying a spot of goat walking there with Queenie . Thank you for joining me with your lovely photos for #CountryKids.

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    Michelle Twin Mum

    May 9, 2016

    Ahh bluebells make my heart sing. Tsi is a fabulous set of photos, they would make great images for the wall. Mich x

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    May 10, 2016

    This place looks beautiful, we love going out and exploring nature and this looks just perfect. We have heard of a place near us where bluebells grow we are yet to find it though,time to go exploring :).

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    May 10, 2016

    What beautiful photos, bluebells always bring back happy memories to me of my childhood x

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    Lucy Dorrington

    May 10, 2016

    Beautiful photos. I haven’t found a decent crop of bluebells yet this year and I really need to before they vanish til next year!

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    Helena Feofanov

    May 10, 2016

    Oh wow that look magical, apparently there’s a place near where I live called New Forest where you can find landscapes like that, definitely on my list x

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    Mary Louise

    May 10, 2016

    Beautiful photos and memories. We have lovely areas of bluebells near us – i have not ventured out to them but i do have quite a few clusters in my Garden. I picked some today to put on the dining room table! x

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    May 10, 2016

    These are truly stunning photos hun, they are totally canvass worthy which I hope you do with them x

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    Lindsay At Newcastle Family Life

    May 10, 2016

    What beautiful photos, this looks like such a wonderful place to visit. My children would love running around somewhere like this xx

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    May 10, 2016

    Stunning photos, we haven’t been to our bluebell woods yet. Depending on the weather I may take Lucas at the weekend x

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    May 10, 2016

    I remember doing similar when I was a child. Must find somewhere like this for my daughter. She’ll love this.
    Looks like something out of a fairy tale story

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    Ana De- Jesus

    May 10, 2016

    There is something so enchanting about bluebells and your pictures captured the essence of nature effortlessly x

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    Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    May 11, 2016

    What beautiful photos. I need to do and find a bluebell wood this weekend I think.

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    May 11, 2016

    Looks like they had fun! I saw tons this weekend too, so pretty!!
    Oliver •

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    Fi Ni Neachtain

    May 11, 2016

    Such beautiful pictures Kara, I just love bluebells. Your little ones look like they had a fabulous time and how wonderful that the wood is untouched by humans too, makes it all the more special.

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    Kerry Norris

    May 11, 2016

    These pictures are stunning. I agree kids just love to be set free. We’ve visited our local bluebell field but it’s very wooded so not a lot of light gets through to make beautiful pics x

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    May 11, 2016

    These are such pretty photos! It looks like such a lovely place to take children x

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    May 12, 2016

    We still haven’t visited the one near us yet this year. Beautiful photos.

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    May 12, 2016

    Oh what an absolutely amazing place to be able to visit and amazing photos.

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    May 12, 2016

    Aww these are gorgeous photos, I really must find a bluebell wood to go and take some photos in, just lovely x

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    Shell Louise

    May 12, 2016

    We always used to pick bluebells for my Nan-Nan when we were on a walk to her house on a Saturday. They’re one of my favourite flowers 🙂

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    May 12, 2016

    Oh my goodness what beautiful pictures you really do have a skill and it help when your picture your sweet little ones. A lovely family day x

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    Clare aka Emmy's Mummy

    May 15, 2016

    Such beautiful photos
    I used to work next to a bluebell wood and really miss that sight.

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    Emma | The Mini Mes and Me

    May 16, 2016

    Such beautiful photos! We live so close to a wood that is filled with Bluebells at the moments – I really must pop along for a shoot xx

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    Anna Nuttall

    June 6, 2016

    Lovely photos <3 I would have love to run through a field of bluebell when I was younger. xx

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    carolina g.ticala

    October 31, 2016

    Great post!!! :)happy halloween!!!

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