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Ancient woodlands | Queen Elizabeth Forest

Queen Elizabeth Forest (Image: Buzzard c/o Forestry Commission)

Bird of prey - stunning raptors can be seen in many ancient woodlands. Photo c/o Forestry Commission.

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park covers 50,000 acres of woodlands, rivers, lochs, moorland and mountains, and boasts some of the finest scenery in Scotland.

There are great panoramic views around Aberfoyle from where visitors can see 15 or 16 miles of continuous woodland.

Northward Hill (Image: Egret)

Northward Hill

Northward Hill nature reserve on the Thames is an excellent place for bird watchers.

Forest of Dean (Image: Peregrine Falcon)

Forest of Dean

  • The ancient Forest of Dean is one of the few remaining Royal forests in England. Plus the stunning Symonds Yat.

"Ancient woodlands are great places to watch wildlife especially birds and mammals such as deer.

 

"Also look out for birds of prey, Badgers, woodland birds and unusual mammals such as Boars."

        
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