It is often said that we do not see or appreciate what is right on our doorstep. This is very true where the Oxhey Woods Local Nature Reserve is concerned. I had seen work going on in the area and signs going up and bits and pieces in the local press. It was only when I picked up a leaflet in the local Library that I thought about going to have a look at what had been going on and what a wonderful surprise it was.
Monday, November 5th was a beautiful morning after a very wet Sunday. With the local trees looking splendid in the sunshine we decided it was a good day for a walk. I had not been into the woods for many years, as they were aways so overgrown. Not any more, they have been treated to a makeover. It was a real delight to walk along the firm pathways that have been laid along the circular walk and the wooden sculptures found along the way have to be seen to be believed.
We do take the beatuiful trees in this area for granted but the work and thought that has gone on to make this area of the woods so beautiful is to be commended, I will certainly use the woods more, it was a very memorable morning as these photographs show.
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