A footpath in the Cotswold

Providing a lovely taste of the English countryside, escaping into the peace of the woodlands is the perfect way to alleviate stress with landscapes boasting ancient beeches and oaks, stretches of pretty flowers and an abundance of wildlife.

Ancient woodland, especially beech, is a particularly distinct and prominent feature of the Cotswolds – particularly along the scarp and incised valleys.

Dry stone wallers are much in demand in the Cotswold area. Not only are there are many existing walls on the farms that are in constant need of repair, but there is also a very high demand from the more affluent property owners to have authentic Cotswold walls instead of fences and brick walls in their grounds.

The magnificent beechwoods have a long history of management for timber and whilst the canopy is dominated by beech other trees are found including ash, oak, wych elm, field maple and whitebeam. Beneath these, holly and yew often grow, providing evergreen shelter to wildlife.

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