Saturday, 6 October 2012

Welcome to Puzzlewood

Set in the heart of the Forest of Dean is a magical place called Puzzlewood, full of rock formations, secret caves, huge trees and mazes of small paths. Rumour has it that J. R. R. Tolkien and JK Rowling may have taken inspiration from Puzzlewood for Fangorn Forest in Lord of the Rings and The Forbidden Forest in Harry Potter, and an episode of Doctor Who was filmed here too... making it a very magical little spot indeed. 

Aaron and I choose one of the last sunny days in September to give it a visit. 

We started the day by having a picnic in the sweet little picnic area they have before making our way into the forest.

I swear these photographs do not do this place justice, it's just breathtaking. We could have easily spent all day there (even though it's a bit exhausting with all the walking and singing about hobbits!) I would highly recommend this place if you are ever in Gloucestershire, just make sure you pick a sunny day as the wood was a little bit muddy even when we went.

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