Explore over 500 of the most magical, extraordinary and lesser known woods and forests in England, Scotland and Wales with this unique, practical and fully illustrated book. Featuring stunning photography and lively travel writing, it is divided into easy-to-navigate geographical sections - Southwest, South and East, Wales and Borders, Central and North, and Scotland - and covers everything from the best campsites, bothies and quirky accommodation through to wild swimming, walking trails, types of woodland and forest, cycling routes, waterfalls, horse riding, canoeing, wildflowers and wildlife, dark skies and star-gazing, foraging, lost ruins and sacred, mystical and haunted sites. Wild Woods reveals life-affirming ways to connect with wild places through adventure and is the perfect book for both families and wilderness lovers seeking new experiences well off the beaten track. Also included is a series of 'Best for.' recommendations, from 'Best for Big Mammals' to 'Best for Deep Forest Experiences', as well as Waterfalls and Canoe Adventures, Caves and Canyons, and Bikepacking amongst others. High quality photography illustrates a selection of sites and a double-page featured adventure with full directions and a map is included at the end of each area. With Bradt's Wild Woods visit historic forests such as Epping, Sherwood and the New Forest and literary forests such as Shakespeare's Forest of Arden. Discover ancient and notable trees, healing springs and hidden castles and lose yourself in Britain's largest, wildest, and most ancient woods and forests. Detailed, user-friendly instructions help to create wild weekend escapes and you can also learn about 'lost beasts' - megafauna such as wolves - no longer present and the evolution of ancient woodland. The legacy of royal forests and private chases is also covered.