1 Ariundle Oakwood National
Nature Reserve is managed by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and situated north of the village of Strontian in the Highlands. The wood contains the remains of historical human use.
2 Taynish National Nature
Reserve is also managed by SNH and located some 20km west of Lochgilphead. Over 6,000 years old, it is considered one of the finest Atlantic oak woodlands in Europe.
3 Borrowdale Wood, just south of Keswick in Cumbria, is managed by the National Trust. It represents the most extensive remaining block of sessile oak wood in northern England.
4 Coedydd Aber National Nature
Reserve, near Bangor, is one of the best places to catch the ‘western trio’ in North Wales. Don’t miss the spectacular waterfall at the head of the valley.
5 Wistman’s Wood National
Nature Reserve, on Dartmoor, is managed by Natural England. One of the highest oak woods in Britain, this atmospheric site has inspired artists and writers for generations.