A 1000 year old Gnarled Giant!

chestnut tree

My wife and I have just been away for a couple of days, staying in a hotel in the county of Gloucestershire. We enjoy walking, but now give this a focus by geocaching. which involves using a Gps unit to find hide caches.

The joy of geocaching is that the hider of caches generally takes you to places that they think are attractive and worth visiting for some reason – places you wouldn’t normally find as a visitor.
We were not disappointed – apart from stunning scenery we happened upon this tree less than a mile from our hotel.

The photograph doesn’t do it justice, but coming across a chestnut tree that is documented to be over a thousand years old is quite an experience. Nature has a way of putting life and our day to day worries into perspective.

Previous post:

Next post: