The Forest Guide: Wales


A guide to exploring 325 of Wales’s most scenic, wildlife-rich and historically significant woodlands.

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Available on 28th February 2025
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The Forest Guide: Wales

Copses, Woods and Forests

signed by author Gabriel Hemery
signed by author Gabriel Hemery

A guide to exploring 325 of Wales’s most scenic, wildlife-rich and historically significant woodlands. From precious remnants of temperate rainforests to lesser-known wildwoods and urban copses, Welsh woodlands offer places of sanctuary for both wildlife and people.

In this practical guide, Gabriel Hemery brings together the beauty, purpose, history and wildlife of some of the most extraordinary woodland sites in Wales, from the largest (like Tywi Forest, covering more than 6,000 hectares) to the smallest (measuring one hectare). Some woods are havens for rare wildlife such as the threatened red squirrel, spectacular lichens and the elusive goshawk. Others offer opportunities to explore archaeological features and discover some of Wales’ magical and hidden histories. Many are ideal for simply enjoying the spectacular Welsh scenery.

The book is divided into seven regions, each beginning with a summary of its woodland heritage. The 325 site entries contain details of ownership, designation, area, forest type, precise access details (including grid reference, post code and what3words reference) and a description of key features of interest. With clear maps and hundreds of remarkable photographs showcasing Wales’ plants, animals and landscapes, this is an essential book for adventurers, ramblers and wildlife enthusiasts. Wherever you may be in Wales, with this guide you will never be far from a fascinating forest site.

The Forest Guide Wales is the second of a three-book series which together will provide a unique and comprehensive guide to more than 1000 forest sites across Britain.

Publication date scheduled February 2025. Signed copies available to pre-order today.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife
Pages: 320pp
Format: Paperback
Size: 15.6 x 2.54 x 23.39 cm
RRP: £25.00

Postage: FREE within UK

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Dimensions 15.6 × 2.54 × 23.39 cm


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