In which I learn about the wild Crab Apple tree, one of the loveliest trees of woodland edges and glades.
In which I walk across Turf Hill in the northern New Forest, a place where there was heathland which became a wood, and which is now becoming heathland again.
In which I enjoy listening to Stonechats on a walk over Ocknell Plain
In which I leave Ocknell Plain behind and walk through four woods - Holly Hatch, Anses, South Bentley and North Bentley - all different from each other in age and character, but each with its own beauty.
In which I go for an early morning walk through a lovely pasture woodland in the New Forest, get scared (a bit) by some cows, and go on a lichen hunt
In which I pause under trees in the rain at the heart of Hasley Inclosure in the northern New Forest
In which I learn some things about rural and urban foxes
In which I admire some busy wood ants in the New Forest