Bluebells of Savernake

June 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I was lucky enough recently to learn the secret of the bluebells of the Savernake Forest. It's probably one of the best places in the UK to go and see them in late spring, weather dependant of course. The forest is in the West Country so after a drive down the M4 to Marlborough to meet with friends we set off to the secret location.

in reality the bluebells of the Savernak Forest are not much of a secret but are very well know. A search on the web will bring back a huge number of beautiful photographs. This fact alone made me slightly apprehensive as to what we would find. As a photographers with an eye to getting some great landscape images there is always the nagging worry that the last thing we'll find is a landscape devoid of human beings when it's the first thing we want. Ok, I exaggerate a little. One or two people can add a sense of scale and awesomeness to the vast expanses we want to capture.

imagine my delight when we first went to a side part of the forest first and found we were the only people there. Serendipitous would be an appropriate word to use. In fact, there were more than a few gasps of delight from the four of us at the carpet of blue that lay before our eyes. Wow! And we had it all to ourselves.

In the end my favourite photos were actually the ones of my friends sitting in the bluebells (we took care not to squash any)

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Lizzie (Our bluebell guide)

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