This magnificent beech is not only the largest beech in the New forest but possibly the largest in the UK!
There was no better place to go and sit with a coffee to admire this beautiful part of untouched forest on a sunny winter day. This old girl is starting to tire but her presence is still outstanding. Not far from a very busy carpark I slip off the beaten track into this ancient landscape to spend some time with my old and wise friend. Distant sounds of people on the well used path while I and this majestic queen of the woods go unnoticed. A lesser spotted woodpecker drummed nearby and I felt honoured and privileged to share this moment under the creaking boughs of this woodland wonder 🙏💖🌳