With just over thirteen percent of the British Isles designated as Woodland we are quite blessed with the amount that can be visited and enjoyed. We use wood for a huge amount of purposes. For example. We still use wood for a huge amount of building purposes and recreational use. One of the best firms to ask are the Timber Merchants Southampton based company such as http://www.timbco.co.uk/. They can provide you with plenty of material for any builds you have. What are the best ones to visit for fun?
- Grizedale in Cumbria. Any reason to visit the beautiful county of Cumbria is a good one but this sumptuous forest is certainly a great one. It provides a perfect habitat for red deer (the only wild herd in the country) and for lots of local wildlife.
- Kielder Forest, Northumbria. Directly to the East of Cumbira lies the equally wild Northumbria. Here we have the majestic Kielder forest. It protects the human made body of water, also called Kielder and is a great place to spot Ospreys.
- The Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. Nestled as a natural border between Wales and England, this sprawling forest has a rich history of industrial goings on in the Victorian era (it’s said that steel was first forged here). There are a great many walks and wanderings that can be had along with modern leisure activities.
- Hackfall in South Yorkshire. Just down from the impressive Fountains Abbey this is a landscape of hidden follies and ruins situated in some wild woodlands. It’s almost as if you’re discovering something out of the Lord of the Rings!