Get outdoors and spot the signs of spring! These Top 6 places to find Snowdrops and Bluebells in Sheffield are bursting with colour, scent and wildlife.
Ecclesall Woods, S7 2QZ
Ecclesall Woods dates back to the 1600’s and is the largest Ancient Woodlands in Sheffield. There’s over 10 miles to discover as 3 woods have formed together as one at Ecclesall Woods. The bluebells are not shy here; there are sooooo many to see and it’s simply beautiful for photos. Enjoy the wildlife and spot birds, frogs and butterflies. Stop by Woodland Coffee for hot drinks and treats.
Norfolk Heritage Park, S2 2PL
During Spring time in the ancient woods “Jervis Lum” at Norfolk Heritage Park it’s a wonderful time of year. The woodlands are full of wild garlic, snowdrops, wood sorrel, yellow archangel and wood melick. Find the daffodils with the city backdrop high on the hills for a lovely photo opportunity.
You might get lucky and spot a woodpecker! There are a number of sculptures around the park to find, as well as a fantastic new adventure playground, cafe and open rolling hill grass areas.
Hillsborough Park Walled Garden, S6 2AB
One of our favourite places: Hillsborough Park Walled Garden is run by volunteers and dates back to 1779. The walled garden is full of pretty flowers and is home to Squirrel Green, a fairy house, a pond and little winding paths to explore. It is free to visit and a real hidden gem of Sheffield. Hillsborough Park itself is blanketed with snowdrops come Spring.
Renishaw Hall & Gardens, S21 3WB
Renishaw Hall is a country house in Renishaw in the parish of Eckington. The RHS partner gardens are spectacular with water features, woodlands, lake, childrens garden, maze and trail. The lakes are a haven for wildlife, look out for butterflies, dragonflies, and birds. Bluebells blanket the paths to the lakes at Renishaw, and the gardens are full of flowers to admire.
Woolley Wood, S9 1NW
Home to the Woolley Wood Bluebell Festival last year, this small strip of woodland dates back to the end of the last ice age 13,000 years ago. It’s known to be the best place to surround yourself with bluebells in Sheffield. You’ll be able to see many bluebells, wood anemone and yellow archangel.
Greno Woods, S35 8SF
Greno Woods is an ancient woodland, rich in wildlife and full of historic interest. In Spring Greno Woods is bursting full of Bluebells and honeysuckle. The Trans Pennine trail runs through the woods here. Enjoy the Enchanted Toddler Trail all year round for free outdoor family fun.