Posted 9 May 2018 by Beverley Fuller
Have you found a bluebell walk in Cornwall? Bluebell season on the Roseland can be quite early due to our mild climate, though nature is capricious so I'm not making any guarantees (sorry!). Here you can mix bluebell woods with a coastal walk in spring - truly the best of everything.
One of the best-kept secrets when it comes to bluebell woods is a farmland walk above St Just, where you can also enjoy the birdlife of tidal creeks and ancient woodland and, of course, a sea view. In fact, because there is so much woodland on the Roseland Heritage Coast - unlike much of Cornwall - you will often come upon pockets of bluebells, sometimes quite unexpectedly. It's quite likely their delicate and glorious scent will lead you to them. Sometimes just a few clumps of bluebells in amongst the trees is enough to raise your spirits. Just sniff them out on your strolls around St Mawes and St Just-in-Roseland.
For a real bluebell treat, albeit a more formal one, head to Trelissick Gardens at Feock, where you can ramble to your heart's content among all kinds of spring flowers, from exotic originals to local wildflowers. You'll also find some lovely walks around Cowlands Creek, with a mix of open land, river views and woodland.
A little further inland you'll find Enys Gardens, a 30-acre site where the planting is fantastic and the spring show of bluebells really fabulous. No subtle event, this, but a full-on sensory experience. And while not strictly Roseland (but within easy reach) Glendurgan is another gorgeous garden where you're sure to find plenty of spring flowers and stunning views.
Now I'm off for a walk with my friend and her dog - who is, honestly, called Bluebell. A Roseland holiday cottage is the perfect base to enjoy spring here in Cornwall. We have lots of dog-friendly cottages too, so come and relax with us and let the bluebells work their magic!