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A walk in the woods : exploring Britain's greatest woodland

Author: Archie Miles; Woodland Trust (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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An illustrated tour of fifty of Britain's greatest woodland walks with specialist tree photographer and writer Archie Miles, published in association with the Woodland Trust.

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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Archie Miles; Woodland Trust (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9780711229570 0711229570
OCLC Number: 427611100
Notes: Published in association with the Woodland Trust.
Description: pages cm
Contents: oak woodsLochwood Oaks - Dumfries & Galloway - (dendrochronology story)Helmeth Wood - nr. Church Stretton, Shropshirelime woods - Lincs./Welsh BordersBardney limewoods - Lincs. - still active coppice mngmt.Wye valley - great trees all but lost amongst modern forestry yew woods Kingley Vale - Sussex - Europe's best yew woodHaugh Wood - outliers - Heref. alder carr - wet woods - marshland - willows - etc..Tattershall Carrs - SE of Lincoln - fenland bordersCoed y Cerrig - nr. Abergavenny - alder carr in valley bottombeech woods - Chilterns/Hampshire-SussexBurnham Beeches - Bucks. - ancient pollardsHampshire beech hangerssweet chestnut woodland - Kent, Sussex, EssexDenge Wood - KentStour Wood - EssexScots pine woodland - Scotland (native) and/or England (non native)Glen Affric - HighlandsThetford Forest - Norfolk & nearby pine rowswoods on limestone Eaves Wood - SilverdaleEbbor Gorge - SomersetRavine woodlands - rivers, streams, waterfalls, hanging woodsCastle Eden Dene - Co.DurhamCoed-y-Rhaiadr / Gwaun Hepstre - S.WalesWoods of still water - bordering lakes or containing pondsDimmings dale - north of UttoxeterStourhead Upland woodsGlen Finglas - Western Highlands - veteran trees and mountainsHigh Shores Clough Wood - Bolton - northern clough woodlandParkland and woods associated with great housesCroft Castle Estate, Heref.Ickworth Estate - Bury St.Edmunds, SuffolkArchaeologically important sites - hill forts, banks &ditches, etc...Hackfall Wood - nr. Ripon, Yorks. - Georgian created wildernessOldbury Hill - nr. Sevenoaks, Kent - hill fortSites rich in industrial history - or remnants/evidence of activitySevern Gorge - Benthall Edge WoodWhittle Dene, west of Newcastle upon TyneWoods with special flora - gt. spreads of flowers and site specificsDymock Woods, Glos. for daffs.Hayley Wood (Cambs.) for oxlipsBritain's rainforests - Atlantic oak woods - Scotland/WalesNant Gwynant - N.WalesSunart Oak Wood - nr. Fort William, Highlands Coastal woodland Kilminorth Wood - CornwallSea Wood - Morecambe bay, Lancs.Urban fringe, woods nr. town & cityEpping Forest - London fringeSilent valley - Welsh valleys - Britain's highest beech wood Ancient forests - one well known and one obscure/lost exampleWentwood Forest - lost forestSherwood Forest - one of most visited forests in UKClumps and tumpsGaer Fawr - nr. Weshpool - hill fort Eridge Rocks - nr. Tunbridge WellsWorking woods - active today, rather than/as well as in pastBradfield Woods - Suffolk - coppicing & wood craftsWyre Forest - coppicing for tan barkLiterary ConnectionsBisham Woods - B
Responsibility: by Archie Miles.

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A Walk in the Woods succeeds in its purpose of inspiring readers to don boots and explore forests for themselves. BBC Wildlife A literary ramble through this inspiring tome will not only give you the Read more...

 
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