The Forest Guide is a major book project of author Gabriel Hemery. The series will feature 1000 of the finest woodlands in Britain, from the largest forest to the smallest copse. Information and specially commissioned photographs will celebrate their beauty, purpose, history, current nature, and ownership. Descriptions will guide visitors in exploring forest sites across every corner of Britain. The first of the guides (Scotland) will be published by Bloomsbury Wildlife in 2023.


The Forest Guide series

The Forest Guide: Scotland

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  • Book in production
  • 365 forest sites
  • 200 photographs
  • 16 maps
  • Publication: spring 2023

The Forest Guide: Wales

  • Research and writing in progress
  • Publication: 2025

The Forest Guide: England

  • Waiting
  • Publication: 2026

Get Involved

register a woodland • suggest a woodland • become a Book Patron

While The Forest Guide series is in production (2021-2025), there are opportunities for you to get involved. Find out below how to propose a site for inclusion in the guides, and how to become a book patron.

The Forest Guide by Gabriel Hemery

Get involved by registering your woodland if you’re a landowner, or suggesting your favourite site if you’re a member of the public.

You can also support the book by becoming a Book Patron, and in return have your name in the book and receive a special signed copy. You may also ask that the Book Patron is gifted to someone else, in which case their name will be listed instead. You can even request a gift certificate so that you have something to give while your giftee waits for the book to be published.