Summer Guide 2013: Forests
Kate Simon is the Travel Correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. She was Travel Editor of The Independent on Sunday from 2005 to 2011. Kate is also the co-founder of Little Black Book Creative (www.lbbcreative.co.uk), which offers editorial services, media relations consultancy and travel-writing training.
Saturday 11 May 2013
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; pgl.co.uk). 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; mightyfinecompany.com), 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; forestholidays.co.uk). 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.
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