ONE great thing about spring is when the bluebells bloom, carpeting forests with their distinct violet hues.

As the days get warmer, we're heading towards the perfect time of year to get out and about and enjoy some quality time in the woodlands of Hampshire.

Here are some of the most scenic spots to go for a walk amongst the bluebells in the county.

1. Ellisfield Woodlands

The ancient woodlands of Ellisfield are perhaps some of the lesser well-known in the county, but it doesn't make them any less phenomenal.

Swathes of bluebells are admired here every year, and it is the perfect place to bring your dog.

The Council for the Preservation of Rural England (CPRE) is hosting a 'bluebell walk' here on Saturday, April 22 from 10am, readers might be inclined to visit for themselves.

2. Micheldever Woods

The woods at Micheldever provide the perfect environment for Bluebells to thrive.

Located approximately five miles northeast of Winchester, there are two walking trails to enjoy and bear witness to the spectacular display of bluebells.

Eagle-eyed visitors can try to spot the resident Muntjac deer, wildflowers and butterflies.

Dogs are welcome and parking is free.Basingstoke Gazette: What a stunning shot of this carpet of bluebells in Micheldever Woods, one of Hampshire's top locations for some springtime bluebell spotting. Picture by Dave Marsh.

3. The Vyne, National Trust

This historic manor house near Basingstoke is home to picturesque woodland walks, with self-guided routes.

This gentle 1.3 mile trail usually takes around an hour to complete, with the main crop of bluebells appearing 40 minutes into the walk.

4. Hinton Ampner, National Trust

This National Trust property, near Alresford, is home to spectacular displays of blossoms and bluebells in the spring, as well as a Georgian manor house.

Visitors can explore acres of ancient woodland surrounding Hinton Ampner's quintessentially English landscape.

5. Smannell Woods

Located in a historic village just two miles from Andover, this beautiful area in Hampshire has some of the most scenic views of rivers, as well as chalklands.

This somewhat underrated woodland is perfect not only for bluebell walks but for wildlife spotting too.

6. Mottisfont, National Trust

Every year thousands flock to Mottisfont in Romsey to visit the famous rose garden and admire the stunning gardens.

The selection of pre-1900s roses isn't the only attraction, however, as the bluebell walks are just as impressive.Basingstoke Gazette:

7. Farley Mount Country

Farley Mount Country Park in Sparsholt offers a panoramic view of the Hampshire countryside and a superb monument to a horse that can be seen from a great distance.

The bluebell walks in this park make for great scenery to visitors who want to take a picnic.

8. Zebon Copse Nature Reserve

A bluebell-lined walk, closely adjoined with the Basingstoke canal.

The woodland is thought to have been there since the 17th century and many specialised plants and insects can be found in the ancient woodlands.

9. Crab Wood

An ancient coppiced woodland, part of a nature reserve near Sparsholt, families can enjoy a picnic or barbecue as they take in the scenic views on paths adjacent to blankets of bluebells.

10. Holywell Estate

The woodlands of Holywell Estate in Swanmore offer fantastic scenery and opportunities to enjoy the unspoilt countryside.

Visitors can take in the sights of the river and wildlife as they stroll through the bluebell-lined paths.