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Yesterday we took our annual pilgrimage to the bluebell woods at Ashridge National Trust estate in Hertfordshire.

Rebels that we are don’t go to the official bluebell wood display near the cafe and visitor centre, like a lot of others we go to another wood on the edge of the estate that has a much better display.  Its on the road between Ashridge village and Ivinghoe Beacon.

I couldn’t decide if the bluebells were actually past their best or just suffering from a battering in the recent rains.  Its only for a very small window that they look their best anyway.  However the bluebells under the beech trees made for a quite impressive display yesterday despite that.  The occasional dappled sun through the trees helped as well.

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