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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.

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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.

Comments: 27

  • August 31, 2014
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    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!

  • travelnwrite

    August 31, 2014
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    What a lovely walk you shared with us today. . .it felt magical!

  • August 31, 2014
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    Veronica, this tree lover in Ontario has so enjoyed your posts from across the pond. Thanks for sharing these gems! 🙂

  • August 31, 2014
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    Love your photos and descriptions, such a lovely combination. Very nice!

  • August 31, 2014
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    Great Photos! 🙂

  • August 31, 2014
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    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?
    Hugs
    xx

  • August 31, 2014
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    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.

  • September 1, 2014
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    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.

  • September 1, 2014
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    The growth there …looks as if giants should walk in that forest ! 🙂

  • September 1, 2014
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    Hi Veronica, What a beautiful place! Loved seeing your guy napping under the tree! 😉

  • September 1, 2014
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    Lovely old forest and such a beautiful oak tree. Safe travels back to BC.

  • September 1, 2014
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    You have some of the most beautiful woods…and look at the size of those ferns.

  • September 2, 2014
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    What a lovely way to end your stay. I loved the “hammock”.

  • daryledelstein

    September 2, 2014
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    what a lovely way to wrap up your time in UK … safe travel to BC … xo

  • September 2, 2014
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    …. 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?

  • September 3, 2014
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    Everyone would love to live so near a forest like yours! Have fun in the city and return home safely…. xox

  • September 3, 2014
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    It looks like such a beautiful place to spend time and walk

  • September 3, 2014
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    What a gorgeous forest! Nature at its best.

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  • May 7, 2015
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    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

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