Bluebells at Blackbury

Bluebells at Blackbury Camp

Spring is a wonderful time and no more so than when the Bluebells arrive covering the ground under the beeches and oaks. Devon has lots of bluebells including those covering the Knighstone banks and fields, but this time I turned to Blackbury Camp, 15 minutes away on the hills close to the Dorset border.

Blackbury Camp is a bronze age hill fort, lived in around 400 BC. What you see today is above all the walls around the camp and the beautiful mature trees inside the walls. And at this time of the year the ground is covered by bluebells.

I went out last Saturday. The sun was lovely, but it was a strong wind blowing, which shook the bluebells every time I tried a close up, so I had to increase the shutter speed.