Sea Wood; Ulverston, Cumbria
Visit both a wood and the seaside! Sea Wood stands against the northwest shore of Morecambe Bay and is edged by the shingle beach of Ulverston Sands. At one time large oak timbers from the site were floated at high tide to ship builders in Ulverston.
Masons Wood; Preston, Lancashire
Comprising mainly mature mixed broadleaf woodland and boasting rich ground flora. Eight main entrances and a network of linear surfaced footpaths link this site to the surrounding open space and public footpath network. Well used by local people.
Prehen Wood; Londonderry, Northern Ireland
This rare and irreplaceable ancient woodland has a magical feel, with carpets of bluebell, celandine and wood anemone in the spring. It is home to the red squirrel, sparrowhawk and long-eared owl and offers terrific views overlooking Derry/Londonderry city and the River Foyle.
Coed Bron Garth; Colwyn Bay, Wales
This ancient woodland is a carpet of bluebells in the spring and well worth a visit. Combine a walk with a visit the historic Llangystennin church or nearby Bryn Pydew Nature Reserve, or take a break from the National Cycle Network route from Penrhyn Bay to Llandudno Junction.
Urquhart Bay; Drumnadrochit, Scotland
On the banks of Loch Ness, Urquhart Bay is one of the best examples of surviving ancient wet woodland in Europe. Tree species include alder, ash, bird cherry and white willow. Footpaths form a rough figure of eight through the centre of the wood.