Bird Watching (UK)
A huge coniferous forest with hidden lakes
From 1921 onwards, the Forestry Commission commenced massive felling oak woodland here, followed by replanting with conifers, which continue to dominate the scene. Roads provide good access, not forgetting the tracks developed by those mining for lead and zinc, the spoil heaps now botanical treasure houses. Seven major lakes and a scattering of smaller pools add further to the impressive landscape.
WHERE TO WATCH
Before entering the Forest pause here and check the tall trees which could result in the day’s list commencing with summer visiting Wood Warblers. As you make your journey through the Forest and although there are car parks at a number of locations the frequent lay-bys are always worth a few minutes halt.