Charles’ Wood

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Bought, by Charles, from the Forestry Commission, a couple of years after our arrival. Our intention is to add a small amount of beauty and interest to the wood without losing its character. So, no colourful flowers or rhododendrons (apart from Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ and bluebells!)

The trees and shrubs that we’ve added are chosen for not looking exotic or out of place.

Includes a television room.

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We are cursed (yes, right word, I fear) with deer, squirrels and wild boar. So the woods suffer badly from their destruction. We are moving towards focusing on the large old trees which they do less damage to, or which can withstand their efforts better. But it is a beautiful place.

Evening sun in the woods at Veddw copyright Anne Wareham

Evening sun in the woods

With a lizard.

Lizard in wood at Veddw, copyright Charles Hawes

Except the lizard;s arm has recently dropped off…

And there is just a pile of stones, but there on the Tithe Map – at that time (1849) an agricultural building in a field.

Ruin in the wood at Veddw, copyright Charles Hawes

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