A CARPET OF BLUEBELLS AT HALLERBOS

Do you remember I went for a walk around Hallerbos in the winter? And that I had heard wonderful things about the bluebells and that I wanted to go back and see them?

Bois de Halle or Hallerbos is a huge forest, much of it was lost in WWI and the Nature and Forest Agency are still trying to buy back some of the land. 

Not only is there a great selection of trees in the forest; oak, beech, ash, pine, larch and giant sequoia, there are also deer, fox, rabbit, squirrels, polecats and owls.

There were indeed quite right about the Bluebells, they are truly beautiful… the forest is so peaceful, with a grey/blue/purple haze covering the ground, like a carpet.  These are only going to be out for around another week I should think, so if you want to go and see them for yourself, you may want to get a wriggle on…

Bluebells Hallerbos Bois de Halle

Bluebells Hallerbos Bois de Halle

Bluebells Hallerbos Bois de Halle

Bluebells Hallerbos Bois de Halle

Bluebells Hallerbos Bois de Halle

Bluebells Hallerbos Bois de Halle

Bluebells Hallerbos Bois de Halle

Bluebells Hallerbos Bois de Halle

Bluebells Hallerbos Bois de Halle

Bluebells Hallerbos Bois de Halle

Bluebells Hallerbos Bois de Halle

 

Although the forest is massive, it can actually be a tad tricky to find an address for your sat nav… this is the address for a building very close by to a good sized car park and (in peak season) a cafe. So just heard towards Kapittel 11, 1500 Halle, Belgium and you should be able to find it easily from there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  • scrapydo says:

    This is a WOW place. All those Blue Bells! A friend of my gave me some bulbs and I have planted them I hope they will still give me some flowers.( I think it may be too late already!)

  • jenadele says:

    Such a great tip of somewhere new to visit!! I’m pretty sure we missed it for this year (after the tulip incident I’m a little hesitant to go without being certain those little buggers are still in bloom!). I’ll have to put this on my calendar for next spring – great photographs too!!!

    • Michelle JR says:

      Thank you – it would be a great place for you to have a picnic and to take your lovely dogs for a walk – but give me a shout if you have trouble finding it via GPS, it can be tough to get to!

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