Time for one last walk. The Wychwood forest.

August 31, 2014

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.

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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.

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At one point, the path wend out of the forest…

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…and we stopped and looked over our beautiful Oxfordshire countryside…

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…and the golden fields around us.

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Then we found a majestic oak and had a rest and listened to the forest.

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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.

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27 Comments

  • Reply Lavender Dreams August 31, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    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!

  • Reply travelnwrite August 31, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    What a lovely walk you shared with us today. . .it felt magical!

  • Reply Patricia A. McGoldrick August 31, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Veronica, this tree lover in Ontario has so enjoyed your posts from across the pond. Thanks for sharing these gems! πŸ™‚

  • Reply kmmig August 31, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Love your photos and descriptions, such a lovely combination. Very nice!

  • Reply Seize The Day RV Adventure August 31, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Great Photos! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Joanne Sarah Andersen August 31, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Such a beautiful walk through the woods πŸ™‚
    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?
    Hugs
    xx

  • Reply Tomoko Yoshinaga August 31, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    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.

  • Reply Lavender Cottage September 1, 2014 at 3:27 am

    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.

  • Reply Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow September 1, 2014 at 3:33 am

    The growth there …looks as if giants should walk in that forest ! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Beth September 1, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Hi Veronica, What a beautiful place! Loved seeing your guy napping under the tree! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Patty/NS September 1, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Lovely old forest and such a beautiful oak tree. Safe travels back to BC.

  • Reply Donna@GardensEyeView September 1, 2014 at 10:38 am

    You have some of the most beautiful woods…and look at the size of those ferns.

    • Reply Veronica September 3, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      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. πŸ˜€

  • Reply michellepond September 2, 2014 at 4:20 am

    What a lovely way to end your stay. I loved the “hammock”.

    • Reply Veronica September 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Me too Michelle. R finds all the best spots. That was the perfect old oak. It felt like Robin Hood might manifest any minute. πŸ˜€

  • Reply daryledelstein September 2, 2014 at 7:34 am

    what a lovely way to wrap up your time in UK … safe travel to BC … xo

    • Reply Veronica September 3, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you so much Daryl. As soon as the jet-lag eases life will be easier round here. XO

  • Reply tinyWOOLF September 2, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    …. 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?

    • Reply Veronica September 3, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      Hi Nadine, (sigh), yup, change time. πŸ™ It’s hard to say good bye.

  • Reply branchbirdbee September 3, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Everyone would love to live so near a forest like yours! Have fun in the city and return home safely…. xox

    • Reply Veronica September 3, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      Thank you so much. We are really lucky here in Oxfordshire to be so close. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Mary Howell Cromer September 3, 2014 at 10:59 am

    It looks like such a beautiful place to spend time and walk

    • Reply Veronica September 3, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      It really is a wonderful and magical place. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Helena White September 3, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    What a gorgeous forest! Nature at its best.

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    • Reply Veronica September 3, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      It is rather beautiful there, isn’t it? Nice to meet you Helena and thank you for leaving me a link to you. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Ingo Schuder May 7, 2015 at 3:37 am

    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

    • Reply Veronica May 7, 2015 at 6:33 am

      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. πŸ˜€

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