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This virtual bluebell walk is the most soothing thing you’ll do today

The National Trust showcases England’s bluebell woods in an incredibly relaxing 20-minute video

Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

If you’re confined to the middle of a city right now, your daily government-approved walks probably leave a lot to be desired. Wandering through silent forests, hiking in National Parks and following paths through deserted green spaces are out.

But the National Trust, an organisation which protects historic buildings and landscapes in the UK, is here to help. It has shared a video that’ll take you on a soothing virtual stroll through English woodland, with the the forest floor carpeted in bluebells. The colourful floral display, which can be found in hundreds of woodlands across Britain right now, is quite the sight:

This year’s bluebell crop is peaking right now – but with all of the National Trust’s locations currently closed and people across the planet staying home, the virtual walk is your best chance of spotting them before 2021.

So hit play and be transported to a peaceful woodland scene, complete with birdsong, rustling leaves and zero human beings. (Though that latter bit might not be such a blessing if you’re locked down on your own.) 

Like what you see? Here are more beautiful pictures of wildflowers in the UK and incredible photos of spring flowers blooming all over the world right now.

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