Time for one last walk. The Wychwood forest.
Very close to us at West Cottage is a forest called Wychwood. It used to stretch over 180 square miles and was counted as a Royal Forest of William the Conqueror in the 1086 Doomsday book.
It’s a mixed forest of pines, beech, oak, maple, and the most glorious, tall bracken undergrowth.
It has a circular public path thru it and we chose to have a walk here today.
At one point, the path wend out of the forest…
…and we stopped and looked over our beautiful Oxfordshire countryside…
…and the golden fields around us.
Then we found a majestic oak and had a rest and listened to the forest.
Summer is almost over and we can see autumn approaching fast.
Tomorrow I have to leave the country and return to the city, but I’m glad we got to walk thru this magical forest before I had to go.
Sharing with Judith and the mosaic bunch, and I’ll come visit everyone after I land in Vancouver.
What a magical place! We’ve been taking walks every evening! It sure has been nice! ‘Enjoy your week and your trip back to the city!
What a lovely walk you shared with us today. . .it felt magical!
Patricia A. McGoldrick
Veronica, this tree lover in Ontario has so enjoyed your posts from across the pond. Thanks for sharing these gems! 🙂
Love your photos and descriptions, such a lovely combination. Very nice!
Seize The Day RV Adventure
Great Photos! 🙂
Joanne Sarah Andersen
Such a beautiful walk through the woods 🙂
Have a safe flight Veronica – sorry I’ve been so quiet here lately, although I have been reading your posts.
Where has the Summer gone?
What a beautiful place to walk! I can almost smell from the fresh air and the green! Your autumn looks a little bit ahead than ours in Japan. Let’s enjoy the rest of this summer.
The first thing I thought was Wychwood Forest? As inhabited by witches in the last century? A spooky but magical place for a walk. Love the photo of the forest hammock!
Have a safe trip back to Canada and thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.
Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow
The growth there …looks as if giants should walk in that forest ! 🙂
Hi Veronica, What a beautiful place! Loved seeing your guy napping under the tree! 😉
Lovely old forest and such a beautiful oak tree. Safe travels back to BC.
You have some of the most beautiful woods…and look at the size of those ferns.
I know! Can you believe it? That’s why I had to get into the thick of them. If I said 4-5ft tall, no one would have believed me. 😀
What a lovely way to end your stay. I loved the “hammock”.
Me too Michelle. R finds all the best spots. That was the perfect old oak. It felt like Robin Hood might manifest any minute. 😀
what a lovely way to wrap up your time in UK … safe travel to BC … xo
Thank you so much Daryl. As soon as the jet-lag eases life will be easier round here. XO
…. and there you go, back to canada… safe travels and what a good idea to say goodbye to that fantastically glowing oxfordshire countryside… sigh. welcome home!! n?
Hi Nadine, (sigh), yup, change time. 🙁 It’s hard to say good bye.
Everyone would love to live so near a forest like yours! Have fun in the city and return home safely…. xox
Thank you so much. We are really lucky here in Oxfordshire to be so close. 😀
Mary Howell Cromer
It looks like such a beautiful place to spend time and walk
It really is a wonderful and magical place. 😀
What a gorgeous forest! Nature at its best.
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It is rather beautiful there, isn’t it? Nice to meet you Helena and thank you for leaving me a link to you. 😀
Hi Veronica, like your photos. We would like to use the one under text “At one point, the path wend out of the forest” for a publicity leaflet for our charity, Wild Oxfordshire. Are you ok with that? Happy to acknowledge you and post link on FB/ twitter. Would be very grateful, if you could you send high res image to my email, please Ingo from Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, UK
Hi Ingo, you are most welcome to use that image…or any other image you like. Please let me know what resolution you need. These are pretty high and you might find them to be just fine for a leaflet. 😀