EVERY spring west Dorset’s ancient woods and grass verges turn into a carpet of bluebells.

The delicate flowers can be a highlight of any country walk, with Bridport, Beaminster and Lyme Regis being blessed with many places to go and see them.

Hooke Park near Beaminster, Eype Down, Spittles Wood in Lyme Regis, Langdon Hill near Chideock and Lewesdon Hill near Beaminster are just some of the great locations for a walk and where the beautiful flowers bloom.

Many of our readers have been out and about exploring west Dorset's woodland and have sent in many of their bluebell photos.

Bluebells usually flower from mid-April to the end of May, depending on the weather, often appearing in the south west first due to the warmer weather.

They are traditionally woodland flowers and bloom closely together, creating a sea of blue.