Wednesday, September 17, 2014

stumbling around savernake forest


I really like trees, as a general rule. I prefer being around them to people, most days, as anti-social or hippy-ish as that sounds. They're easier, let's be honest, and a lot less hassle, most of the time. Where I live there are a few forests nearby, which is nice, but they consist mostly of recently planted pine trees where there used to be heathland, and after a while, the sight of Scot's Pines' gets a little boring. So I've been bugging my dad to find out where an actual ancient woodland is and to take me for a walk there, for about a year now. 

He takes walks very seriously, not like me and my casual jaunts around the common - he uses compasses and has proper walking boots - so he found out that Savernake forest wasn't too far away, near Marlborough. After having a bad night sleeping and generally feeling a little sorry for myself, my dad dragged me out for a 'stroll'. It turned into more of a 6.5 mile walk and the weather wasn't that kind to us..  

However, the walk was pretty great. I'd like to go again, not in the rain, because I was starting to feel like it wasn't helping my mood! Savernake is actually ancient woodland, and has some really amazing trees. We didn't see as many of the ancient oak's that I would have liked, as we got a bit turned around when some of the pathways were shut, but we did see lots of fallow deer, which was worth it. The further you go in, you can tell that it's old woodland, from the way the trees are thick and twisted. I highly recommend going, even if you just walk a little way into the woods, it's a really lovely place with a history that is pretty interesting, too.

11 comments:

  1. Trees are the best, they are really calming to be around :) I love that last photo :)

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  2. Love the last photo! I'll have to take myself there one day, especially after reading the part about the deer, it's only around half an hour from me too :)

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  3. Gorgeous pictures. I wish that I had lush forests near me. I love going for walks.

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com

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  4. I also love walking through woodland. There is a wood behind my old family home which all the kids used to play in as children. It had big knarly trees, fallen trees, leaf pits and a waterfall further in. I really like that first photo.

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  5. Those pictures are beautiful x
    I really wish I had forests like that near me ,I have one on my local area but Its tiny and defiantly not as nice as Savernake looks x

    Caitriona Tighe

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  6. I'm glad someone else agrees and I'm not just crazy! Thank-you (:

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  7. I went on a pretty rainy day, but it was still lovely. Desperate to go back on a nice autumnal day though! x

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  8. ah thats so lovely. we have lots of common and heath near where live, and not nearly enough woods, unfortunately! So jealous of the place you describe, it sounds idyllic.

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  9. Oh thank-you, I really do enjoy going for walks too. (:

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