Take a Walk in the Woods
Posted on: 11 November 2015 by Mark Armstrong
Why not take a walk in the woods this weekend. Would you find it monotonous or inspiring?
Plantations can be homogenous, but ancient natural woodland can be rich in diversity. Walking through woodland can be an opportunity to observe nature and get close to those ancients and giants of nature, the trees.
John Stewart Collis in his book 'Down to Earth' describes the moods felt when working in a wood. "Sometimes I have felt my heart contract at the sudden coming on of a cold darkness and expand at the smiling beams swiftly pervading the weary dripping scene around."
Walking through woods can be an uplifting experience. As David Henry Thoreau wrote: "I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees."