Where? – 12 – Forests

Last week’s battlefields were tricky, weren’t they?  Some of these forests cover quite a large area.  Does that make it easier?

Once again print out a blank outline map.  You can use the one below.

The best way to learn where things are is to put them on a map, but if I just give you a completed map, that won’t help much, so grab a blank map and a pencil, find somebody for a bit of competition, and let’s see what you know already.

Here are Britain’s ten biggest forest areas, plus some of the more well-known smaller ones.

  1. Affric Forest Park
  2. Argyll Forest Park
  3. Brechfa Forest
  4. Camore Wood
  5. Cannock Chase
  6. Castlewellan Forest Park
  7. Epping Forest
  8. Forest of Dean
  9. Galloway Forest Park
  10. Glenariff Forest Park
  11. Glengarry Forest Park
  12. Kielder Forest Park
  13. National Forest
  14. New Forest
  15. Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
  16. Sherwood Forest
  17. Tay Forest Park
  18. Thetford Forest Park

Britain’s forest cover is low compared with the rest of Europe, but Ireland has even less.  Ireland’s Millennium Forests project has been set up to establish 16 new forests in the 21st century.  Find out about them here.

Now scroll past my pictures for your quiz answers.  I’ve tried to put my spots roughly in the centre of each forest area, so if you are within 1cm of mine then count it as correct.

Forest of Dean
Bit of a clue there!

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