This month, our friends at the Woodland Trust have published their Top 10 Woodland Winter Walks. And it seems that great minds think alike, because you can find 3 of these walks on the iFootpath App…
Hackfall, North Yorkshire
Set in a 350ft gorge, there is something about the wild splendour of Hackfall that inspires creativity. Nineteenth century writers hailed it as one of the most beautiful woodlands in the country while landscape artist Turner painted there. The site, near Grewelthorpe in North Yorkshire, was bought in 1731 by John Aislabie, famous for his landscaping work at Fountains Abbey. His son William created surprise views, waterfalls and follies - many of which survive today.
Follow the iFootpath walk… Hackfall Explorer Trail
Marden Park Woods, Surrey
High on the North Downs near Woldingham in Surrey, you will find 167 acre Marden Park Woods - a SSSI of great diversity with ancient and new woodland, and stretches of recreated chalk grassland. The North Downs Way and the six-mile Woldingham Countryside Walk both run through the site which is well served by footpaths and a bridleway.
Follow the iFootpath walk… Explore Surrey: Over the Downs to Oxted Mill
Tring Park, Hertfordshire
At Tring in Hertfordshire you’ll find Tring Park - an impressive 107 hectare parkland rich in history. The site is believed to date back to 1066. Banker Lionel de Rothschild bought the estate in 1872 and his son Nathaniel - the first Lord Rothschild - opened a zoo on the site as a gift to his son Walter, who introduced numerous exotic animals.
Follow the iFootpath walk… The Akeman Tring Park and Hastoe Trail
Discover all the other Woodland Trust winter woodland recommendations at http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blogs/woodland-trust/2016/12/winter-walks/
13 December 2016