Carpets of bluebells are one of Scotland's natural seasonal spectacles. The blue-purple flowers create colourful blankets during April and May. Here are a few Fife bluebell walks to enjoy:
Fife's number 1 free visitor attraction is where you can choose from active watersports on the loch, to a gentle stroll around 'The Meedies', as it's known locally. In Spring don't miss the Harran Hill Woods which turn into a sea of bluebells.
Set in the beautiful Fife countryside, Teasses is a working estate with a rich history. With its stunning scenery and abundance of native wildlife Teasses Estate is a truly magical place and the perfect backdrop for a Spring stroll around the 60 acre grounds, where you can enjoy swathes of bluebells.
The Royal Horticultural Society Partnered Walled Garden is open every Wednesday until October.
Keil’s Den, Leven
Keil’s Den, near Leven, is one of the best places to spot bluebells in Fife as this ancient gorge woodland is blanketed with the delicate flowers, which bloom alongside dog’s mercury and wild garlic.
There’s a good network of paths for exploring the woodland, as well as a small parking area with benches by the Keil Burn.
Hill of Tarvit, Cupar
Hill of Tarvit is one of Scotland's finest Edwardian mansionhouses and the estate offers impressive landscaped gardens, woods, open heath and parkland to explore where you'll be rewarded with a sea of bluebells along the woodland paths. If you have time, why not play golf as it was years ago with hickory clubs at Kingarrock Hickory 9 hole golf course. A real gem.
Ravenscraig Park, Kirkcaldy
Ravenscraig Park is set right on the Fife Coastal Path nestled between Kirkcaldy and picturesque Dysart. The park is filled with a network of paths and trails offering beauitiful spring walks and blankets of bluebells within the wooded areas. If you're looking for a pitstop, head to the Harbourmaster's Cafe in Dysart for a cuppa.
And there are other gardens where you can enjoy bluebells including Wemyss Castle Gardens where you can stroll through a spring woodland garden of some 15 acres with a very fine display of Erythronium revolutum followed by bluebells and narcissi. Kirkland Gardens, near Dunfermline was taken over by Peter and Gill over 40 years ago, when the garden was a blank canvas. Since then, they have been busy creating the 2-acre garden and it is still an ongoing project.Tulips, daffodils, erythroniums, trilliums, early rhododendrons and magnolias begin to flower in April. Bluebells follow creating a beautiful blue carpet.