Summer Guide 2013: Forests


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Thrills in the tree-tops are guaranteed for adults and children who take on the high-rope and zip-wire challenges on an Adventure Day at one of the centres run by PGL, pictured (0844 371 2424; The day package of activities costs £40pp and is available at various PGL centres around the UK.

Cry wolf this summer on a three-night expedition, "Howling with Wolves", which goes in search of the creatures in Bergslagen Forest, south-central Sweden, one of their few remaining territories left in Europe. The price is £1,034pp, based on two sharing, through The Mighty Fine Company (0845 072 0090;, including return flights with SAS from Heathrow to Stockholm, three nights' accommodation, all meals, car hire, guided wildlife-spotting tours and a wolf-tracking expedition. Departures from 27 June to 25 September.

Check out the latest comfy cabins in the woods run by Forest Holidays (0845 130 8223; At the Blackwood Forest in Micheldever, Hampshire guests can check in to one of the cosy one- to four-bedroom cabins, with on-site activities including bike rides and walks led by a forest ranger. From £582 for a week in a cabin sleeping four.