Of course, many like to live in London, in this beautiful and such diverse metropolis. However, it cannot be called the most environmentally friendly place in Britain, so sometimes it is so nice to get out into the countryside, into the forest, and get some fresh clean air.
And if you really want to get out into the countryside, then let it be an ideal place from all points of view, such as any of the 10 below listed best places in the UK for a walk in the forest.
The State Forest Reserve Cardinham Woods (Cornwall)
Babbling brooks and short trails near Cardinhams Woods are especially attractive to the townspeople, unaccustomed to long walks, but who decided to relax in nature. When the weather gets warmer and the sun warms up, it is hard to find something as enjoyable as walking along the Lady Vale Bridge or the old Wheal Glynn mine.
Sydenham Hill Wood, London
The last remaining tract of the old Great North Wood area. In Sydenham Hill Wood you can find an old railway track, along which you can reach a tunnel that has not been used for a long time by people, but attracts bats very much.
An uphill which requires certain skills will reward your perseverance with a magnificent view of the mountains. You can climb to the highest point in the Grizedale - Carron Crag - from where you can see a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Less experienced walkers will choose an easier path along the local creek.
Kielder Forest, Northumberland
If you like to admire the starry sky, then you will be interested to know that in Kielder Forest you will see the darkest night sky, ideal for observing bright stars. However, the forest is just as wonderful for walking in daylight as for night observations, so take comfortable shoes and go get acquainted with squirrels - more than half of the red squirrels of England live in this forest.
Forest Garden Hackfall Wood, North Yorkshire
Technically, it is not a forest, but a garden created by politician John Aislabie back in the XVIII century. In the middle of Hackfall, you will find beautiful waterfalls and fountains, and if you still want to walk, then the ideal path is Aislabie Walk, which is 28 km long.
Nature Reserve Hatfield Forest, Essex
In these forests, there are more than 3,500 species of animals, and if you are lucky, you will be able to see someone from the local fauna. But not only animals Hatfield is famous for: most of the local trees are more than 1000 years old.
State Forest - Ashdown Forest, East Sussex,
It was this forest that inspired Alan Alexander Milne to create stories about a "bear with sawdust in the head" - Winnie the Pooh. Therefore, you cannot doubt that this is a very special place. You can stroll along one of the "Winnie the Pooh’s trails" or go along the archaeological trail Forest Archaeology Walk, where you will see the trenches of the First World War.
Hamsterley Forest, Durham
Very quiet and nice place. One of the easiest walking trails you can imagine - Riverside Trail - runs along the Bedburn Beck river.
It is said that John Ronald Ruel Tolkien (JRR Tolkien) took this forest as the basis for the description of Middle-earth. And this is not surprising. "Enchanted" Pazzlewood is full of secret caves, covered with moss boulders and secret trails.
Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire
The estate Ashridge Estate is located on 2000 hectares of Chiltern Hills. It is just the time to visit this place - spring, because the whole area is covered with wonderful early flowers - bells. By the way, the area may seem familiar to you, because it acted as a decoration for the transformation of Angelina Jolie into the evil and powerful sorceress Maleficent.