Woodlands are part of the lifeblood of Earth. Much of the planets ecosystems all over the world rely on these beautiful and often ancient areas. When we walk around the woods the trees can be calming and help to ease troubled minds – something that many of us often struggle with at the moment!
So, wrap up warm in aran sweaters and wellies and head out to some of these beautiful British woodlands to explore these beautiful trees and calm your mind…
Grizedale – These woodlands are in a beautiful part of the country – the Lake District. In the middle of Lake Windermere and Coniston, Grizedale is home to the only indigenous Red Deer herd remaining in the UK. For scenic walks and cycling trails, as well as the opportunity to spot a lot of different species of wildlife this is the perfect place.
The Forest of Dean – This ancient woodland in the heart of Gloucestershire, has an industrial heritage as well as a natural one. Head to the Dean Heritage Centre to find out how the forest and the people who lived here lived side by side for centuries. With lots of picturesque places to walk, you may even stumble across one of the elusive residents of the forests, the wild boar.
Savernake Forest – The Wiltshire Forest is steeped in myth and legend and covers a huge area of 2,750 acres. The forest was once used by royalty for hunting. Many of the trees in the forests are incredibly old, and the most well-known of all is the big bellied oak tree. One of the oldest oak trees not only in the forest but in Britain!