The UK's summer wildlife spectaculars

Birdsong and beckoning branches welcome you to a world studded with delicate flowers and home to a wealth of wildlife - far from the wicked woods of fairytales.

The Tree Council's Walk in the Woods festival is a series of events and walks organised by the charity to encourage the public to connect with woodlands and takes place every May.

Experience the sights and sounds of London's Sydenham Hill Woods with Pauline Buchanan Black, director general of The Tree Council, and Daniel Greenwood, warden for London Wildlife Trust, as they tread through leaves and time.

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Slideshow produced by Jeremy Coles. Photography by Hannah Storey for The Tree Council.

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