Bluebell Hill is a 2.1 hectare greenspace located in north Bullbrook.
The site is used regularly by local residents for walking and dog walking, with people taking advantage of the views at the top of the hill overlooking Bracknell Town Centre.
Improvements carried out at Bluebell Hill include:
- a new hedgerow around the southern boundary
- new paths to provide year-round access to the site
- a new wildflower meadow and community orchard
- native spring bulbs including lily of the valley, wild daffodils and tulips
Bluebell Hill has:
- a seating area and surfaced paths
- grassland, meadow and woodland habitats
- views overlooking Bracknell Town Centre
- a community orchard
How to get to Bluebell Hill
There is no car park from which to access Bluebell Hill.
The best place to park is at Lily Hill Park car park (RG12 2RX), which is only 11 minutes walk away.
You can access the site from the cycleway running along its north western edge, as well as from Scott Terrace and Hill Copse View.
There is a bus stop at the bottom of the site on Bullbrook Drive where buses run to and from Bracknell Town Centre.
Bluebell Hill is managed to provide an attractive place for local residents to visit and a home for wildlife. Improvements we have made include:
- path network upgrade so you can enjoy year-round access to the site
- areas of grassland have been converted to wildflower meadows to create floral displays in summer
- spring bulb planting and establishment of a new native hedgerow
The woodland on top of the hill is used by a variety of wildlife including badgers, foxes, bats and many species of birds for which bird boxes have been made available. We ask that people do not cut through this section to avoid disturbing the wildlife. The older trees are likely to have high ecological value for bat roosts, bird nesting sites and supporting specific fungi and lichen species.
Areas of holly and bramble have been removed to help increase the diversity of ground flora, such as bluebells. Bracken has been thinned out around the woodland edge.
The biodiversity value of the grassland has also been improved by converting selected areas into wildflower and hay meadow, which will help to attract bees and butterflies.
Towards the north of the site a small pond has been dug to encourage frogs, toads and insects such as damselflies and dragonflies. This new wetland habitat will add to a network of seasonal and permanent ponds across the area, such as those that can be found at Westmorland, Newt Reserve, Harvest Hill, Garth Pond and Garth Meadows.