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.