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Forests and the Historic Environment

Several thousand years of human activity have contributed to the variety of landscapes found across the UK today. Surviving elements of the historic environment take many forms, and include ancient woodlands, veteran trees, earthworks, ruined structures and buried archaeological features. Together these elements provide a rich source of information about past societies and how they used and managed the land – including forests and woodlands.

Follow these links to access information on forests and the historic environment in Scotland, EnglandWales and Northern Ireland

Last updated: 3rd August 2018

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