Bluebells 2016

Bluebells at Badbury Clump, Oxfordshire

This year I was determined to get out and see Bluebells. I always manage to miss them but this time, I finally got it right! I headed to Badbury Hill in Oxfordshire (locally known as Badbury Clump) owned by the National Trust.

I first went at the end of April. I was a little too early as they were only just starting to flower so not the carpet of blooms that I was hoping for – at least I hadn’t missed them!

Last week I headed to the site again to witness the floor covered in flowers.  I timed it just right as it did look as though some of the flowers were just starting to go over.

There were plenty of people out enjoying the sunshine, though unfortunately some were walking through trampling and picking the flowers.  I know not everyone likes flowers or sees their importance but do they really have to damage them?!

I’m also not sure why some dog walkers insist on leaving bags of poo lying around when there are bins provided!  If they can put it in a bag, surely carrying it to the bin should not be a problem?!

Dog poo left at Badbury Clump, Oxfordshire

Dog poo left at Badbury Clump, Oxfordshire






The car parking at Badbury Hill is free, but it does get very busy.  If you’re lucky, there might also be an ice cream van in the car park 😉