Rating: 8,8/10 ( votes)Puzzlewood (or Mysterious Forest in Russian) is a forest located in the British county of Gloucestershire. It is part of the larger Dean Forest. This forest is classified as"ancient", that is, existing at least since 1600. The total area of Puzzlewood is 5.67 hectares. In the area where the forest now grows, in very ancient times, iron ore was mined, and then abandoned, after which the excavated areas were overgrown with mosses and trees, and where there were quarries, now bizarre folds. Their name is Scholes and you will not find such a phenomenon anywhere else in the world, they are a distinctive feature of this particular forest. It is not for nothing that Puzzlewood has such a beautiful and magical name. It is all dotted with tangled winding paths that wind around unusual boulders, and sometimes lead to small caves hidden in the thicket. You can wander here for a very long time. The merit in laying these paths belongs to the owner of these places of the 19th century, who thus wanted to create a place for entertaining walks for himself and his friends. It is characteristic that since then nothing has changed here, except that a couple of new paths have been added, and part of the forest has been cultivated: pony riding, a playground, a cafe, and a souvenir shop have been organized. Numerous farming settlements are scattered around the forest. The mysterious forest makes an indelible impression on many writers and filmmakers, who conveyed its unusual atmosphere in their creations. For example, it is widely believed that the forests from the book"The Lord of the Rings" by JRR Tolkien are downright copied from Puzzlewood, and the writer J.K. Rowling, after walking here, created her famous Forbidden Forest from a series of books about Harry Potter. Separate episodes of the TV series"Merlin","Doctor Who" and"Flesh and Stone" were filmed in this forest.
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