The winter is a lovely time for a walk in the woods. Although it is typically a time of year when we want to huddle up inside, it is beneficial for our minds and bodies to get out amongst the soothing beauty of nature, and trees are one of the most relaxing things we can be close to.
So wrap up warm and snug in aran sweaters from shamrock gift and head out to the woods to be amongst the beautiful trees – here are some of the most famous trees in Britain and where to find them…
Go on the trail of Robin Hood and his merry men in Sherwood Forest, and you will find the tree named Major Oak. It is said to be the place that the famous resident of the forest hid with his gang – the tree is over 1000 years old so could probably tell you a few tales!
Head to North Wales to see a tree that is at least four times older than the Major Oak – the Llangernyw Yew tree is in a graveyard in Conwy. It has been there since the Bronze age, and local legend has it that it is home to a spirit known as Angelystor – the recording angel.
One of the most famous events to happen in the history of science is the apple falling from the tree onto Isaac Newtons head, which led to him discovering gravity! The tree that the apple fell from still standing, in Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire, and has been visited throughout history by people keen to see the famous tree that changed the world of science.