Monday, June 21, 2010

Puzzlewood, The Forest of Dean

We visited Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean on Saturday morning. It was amazing and totally unexpected. It turned out to the the highlight of the trip for the kids and they now call it the magic forest. As you can see from the pictures, it deserves that name! There are a mile of paths that twist and turn through moss covered rock and tree formations. You feel like you could come around a corner and see a fairy sitting right in the path!
It is actually underground caves that, through erosion and tectonic movement, have come to the surface. Romans used the area as a mine for iron ore and a large cache of Roman coins were found behind a rock in the 1800's. Since then, nature has taken over and covered everything with moss. It is just gorgeous and we could have stayed all day. I wish we had discovered it earlier since it's only an hour from our house!!Callum, Emmy and Aidan having a snack.

Brendan with Jo, David and the kids.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Wow... those pictures are just breathtaking and amazing!!! Looks like such a fairy tale-like place!!