Believe it or not, the huge trees at Hemsted Forest were put to the test during the Great Storm of 1987.
Their story just goes to show how easy it is to start again as the amazing local community helped to replant those that were lost with a beautiful mix of conifers and broad-leaved trees.
We know you'll love walking through them, breathing in the fresh air of this luscious forest.
Derive power and strength from a fabulous creature
As you're sitting on one of the benches, taking in the beauty of the spruce trees around you, you might just hear the sound of horses' hooves getting closer.
Once you see this magnificent creature, we've no doubt you'll be inspired to ride one yourself through Hemsted Forest.
Could this be a new lifelong hobby for you? Hop on the saddle, push your feet into the stirrups, and start your walk through beautiful scenery.
As you ride, see if you can hear the high-pitched tapping of the woodpecker as they work away at the tall trees around you.
A lovely treat
After all that hard work learning new skills, why not treat yourself to the delicious snacks you've brought with you?
And on your way back to the free car park, keep an eye out for the robin singing away in the trees. Did you know this bird is regarded as a symbol of visits from our departed loved ones?
Maybe someone is popping by to say hello.
Walking and horse riding in the breathtaking beauty of nature is a refreshing way to let your hair down and switch off at the end of a busy week.
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