Wistman's Wood, Dartmoor, Devon

For any non-believers in magic, a trip to Whistman’s Woods in Dartmoor is well worth the journey. The majority of this copse comprises of twisted ancient oak trees on granite boulders, shrouded by carpets of mosses and protected from grazing animals. The trees themselves don’t grow any higher than six metres, stunted and held captive by their surroundings at high altitude – they make a bewildering walk for any tree hugger. Rumour has it the woodland was planted by the druids and it is also haunted. The oldest trees are about four-hundred years old and the woodland has doubled in size over the last one-hundred years.

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