Bluebell Walks in the Brecon Beacons
Aberyscir Coach House has a constant display of Spring flowers. The snowdrops are the first to appear, followed by the daffodils and then the bluebells. There are also quite a few Bluebell Walks you can go on or just sit, relax and enjoy the ones here!
One of the most popular walks is in Coed Cefn Woods Crickhowell. They are known locally as the Bluebell Woods and is dominated by a canopy of oak and beech. There is even an Iron Age hilltop fort beside this ancient woodland site.
For details on more bluebell woods take a look on the Brecon Beacons National Park website Top Bluebell Walks in the Brecon Beacons
The Brecon Beacons ancient woodlands are a haven for our native bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta. Other names are common bluebells, English bluebells, British bluebells, wood bells, fairy flowers and wild hyacinth. Early flowering allows them to make the most of the sunlight that is still able to make it to the forest floor habitat, before the canopy becomes too thick. Native bluebells are protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.
The Spanish bluebell, Hyacinthoides hispanica, was introduced into the UK by the Victorians as a garden plant, but escaped into the wild. The flowers were first noted as growing ‘over the garden wall’ in 1909. It is likely that this escape occurred from both the carefree disposal of bulbs and pollination. Today, the Spanish bluebell can be found alongside our native bluebell in woodlands and along woodland edges, as well as on roadsides and in gardens. Luckily whilst still here they have not completely invaded the native ones.
Aberyscir Coach House – Brecon Beacons Guide