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Introducing Puzzlewood

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 16, 2014, 3:32 PM

When you walk into Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean, you enter a fairy tale forest straight from your childhood dreams.

Enter Mirkwood by erynlasgalenphotoart

It could be the forest where Hansel and Gretel got lost, where Little Red Cap walked on her way to her Grandmother or it could be Tolkien's Mirkwood with spiders lurking behind every corner.
Dark pathways weave between moist, mossy rocks and ancient yew trees. Twisted roots merge with beautiful wooden bridges that creak when you cross them.

Home of the Wood Elves by erynlasgalenphotoart

Light rays shining through the thick canopy make you glimpse gnomes behind luscious green ferns and fantastical animals between gnarled branches.

The Woodelf Kingdom by erynlasgalenphotoart

Hidden caves, gorges and rock faces that seem to watch your every step make for an amazing and confusing woodland maze.

Watching you by erynlasgalenphotoart

Tree roots winding around and splitting limestone rocks leave the impression of an enormous and ever changing alive creature.

Here there be monsters by erynlasgalenphotoart

Hours will pass by while you explore all the secret wonders of this enchanting and magical forest scape.

Hope of a new day by erynlasgalenphotoart

Puzzlewood has an interesting history. Underground caves formed in the limestone sediments due to erosion. Further geological processes brought them to the surface. These so called scowles were then used for iron mining during the Iron Age until the Roman period.

After the mining site was abandoned, nature once again claimed the area and shaped it into the unique maze of rocks and trees that is now known as Puzzlewood.

The early 19th century landowner made the area accessible for private use by laying down pathways and crafting bridges which have remained largely unchanged since then. It was opened for public access in the early 20th century.

The Old Forest by erynlasgalenphotoart


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