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If months of successive lockdowns have taught us anything, it’s that the first blooms of spring or a rainbow of wildflowers on a hazy summer’s day can be a real balm in bewildering times. A year of being cooped up indoors has turned us all into a bunch of nature fanatics, and the seasons’ various crops of wildflowers have been brilliant eye-popping distractions throughout the turbulence.
Be it trees dusted with pastel pink petals in spring or woodlands filled with cobalt carpets of bluebells, the UK is full of places to get an eyeful of beautiful blooms. And now we don’t have to wait long to see them. Under the government’s latest roadmap out of lockdown, the ‘stay local’ rule will be dropped from April 12. That means day trips and overnight stays in self-catered accommodation (including campsites and Airbnbs) will be allowed, followed by stays in hotels, hostels and B&Bs from May 17.
So step away from Netflix, and treat your Zoom-tired eyes to a look at these beauty spots across the UK putting on riotous displays this year.
Please note: Travel from England to Wales and Scotland is currently not allowed. Facilities and businesses in the towns and villages we mention will be closed at the moment. Government advice is to avoid public transport so don’t travel by train or bus. Please be mindful of the people who live locally. If you decide to travel, check whether car parks are open before you set off and adhere to social distancing guidelines on your walks.
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