Tightly interwoven into the history of Great Britain, the oak has played its part in our past more than any other native tree. At the Heart of England Forest the tradition of this strong native tree is being upheld, with both pedunculate and sessile oaks planted in large numbers.
To explore the Heart of England Forest and really uncover some of its hidden secrets, there’s no better companion than one of the team that spends every day unearthing new delights.
The gentle call of the cuckoo drifting across woodland, heralds the arrival of spring and visitors to the Heart of England Forest at this time of year have a strong prospect of hearing one.
Anyone of a certain age will recall a very different landscape across Britain – one blessed with the unmistakeable shape of towering English elm trees, swaying resolutely in the breeze, seemingly indestructible.