Did you know we have a bluebell woods in Slough? Yes we do! It’s called Cocksherd Bluebell Woods in Britwell. The bluebells are in bloom every year in late April to May and it’s absolutely beautiful here.
Location: Entrance where Calbroke Road and Rokesby Road meet (SL2 2HJ). Another entrance is by Hetherington Close
Parking: You can park on the roads mentioned, but please park considerately as these are residential roads.
Cost: Free. This is a nature reserve.
Opening times: Open at all times
Pushchair friendly: No, you are better off wearing a baby carrier, or letting toddlers walk.
Best time of year to visit: Late April to May when the bluebells are in bloom
IMPORTANT: It is very important to stay on the paths and not to step on or pick any bluebells. Bluebells are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981). Bluebells can take years to recover after footfall damage. If a bluebell’s leaves are crushed, they die from lack of food as the leaves cannot photosynthesise. Bluebells take around 5 – 7 years to grow from seed to flower. So please don’t step on them!
We love coming to these bluebell woods, it’s a real hidden gem in Slough. Literally, as even the entrance is quite hidden! But there is a wooden sign. I bring my kids here for a walk each year in April/May and they find it so magical.
The main path is wide, and there are narrow paths through the bluebells. If you go quite far in, the ground does dip up and down. It’s quite an adventure for the kids, there are even steps from tree roots in some parts.
Taking photos with bluebells is a popular thing to do these days, and this large fallen tree trunk is a good place to sit and get a photo taken.
These woods are a lovely place to go for a walk in Slough. It’s literally a sea of bluebells and very peaceful, with locals just walking their dogs, as well as families with little ones. As you walk further in, all you can hear are birds tweeting and the crunch of leaves as you walk. And maybe local kids on bikes/scooters but they are friendly enough!
It’s very magical here and totally worth a visit if you’re in the Slough/Burnham/Langley/Windsor area.
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