There’s something that draws us to forests – they both fascinate us and scare us. They offer protection, shelter and beauty. But they can also hide danger and darkness can fall in an instant.

Most of our favourite fairy tales take place, at least in part, in haunting or spectacular forests. There’s something magical about them that lends themselves to stories. They can hide all manner of things, palaces, cabins, even the entryway into other worlds.

They have the ability to change their mood in an instant and when you’re standing beneath trees that have stood for hundreds of years, you can’t help feel small.

It is hard to discount the beauty of the forest and it’s fascinating to see how they differ around the world. Some contain violent splashes of blues, oranges and yellows across the background of lush greens and earthy browns. Whatever they contain, you can be sure that there are many stories to tell about them and they promise a huge amount of exploration and adventure.

Here are 10 magical forests you need to visit. Feel free to add your own section into the comments…

10 Magical Forests You Need To Visit

1. Poplar Tree Forest | Oregon, US

Photo by Charles Knowles | Via Flickr

Photo by Charles Knowles | Via Flickr

2. Halle’s forest | Belgium

Photo by Rita Willaert | Via Flickr

Photo by Rita Willaert | Via Flickr

3. The Black Forest | Germany

4. Sagano Bamboo forest | Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

Photo by Casey Yee | Via Flickr

Photo by Casey Yee | Via Flickr

5. Omega Park | Quebec, Canada

Photo by Denis-Carl Robidoux | Via Flickr

Photo by Denis-Carl Robidoux | Via Flickr

6. Shiratani Unsui forest | Yakushima, Japan

By Σ64 - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19029220

By Σ64 Via Wikimedia

7. Halnaker | England

Photo by Mark M Quinn | Via Flickr

Photo by Mark M Quinn | Via Flickr

8. Kuopio forest | Finland

By Okko Pyykkö (originally posted to Flickr as Standing) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Okko Pyykkö  via Wikimedia Commons

9. Blue Forest | Belgium

Photo by By Okko Pyykkö (originally posted to Flickr as Standing) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Bedrick | Via Flickr

10. Pinewood Forest | Nettuno, Lazio, Italy

Photo by Moyan Brenn | Flickr

Photo by Moyan Brenn | Via Flickr

 

 

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.