Puzzlewood Magical Forest — The Real Middle Earth
Puzzlewood is a unique and enchanting place, located in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. There is more than a mile of meandering pathways through Puzzlewood and over 14 acres of ancient woodland. It has an atmosphere quite unlike any other wood. The magical forest is one of the most stunning in the world and it’s easy to see why it’s been used as a filming location for Merlin and Dr. Who. It is no wonder that JRR Tolkien is reputed to have taken his inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle Earth from Puzzlewood.
In Puzzlewood you will find strange rock formations, secret caves and ancient trees. The geological features here are known locally as scowles. The scowles originated through the erosion of natural underground cave systems formed in limestone many millions of years ago. Uplift and erosion caused the cave system to become exposed at the surface. This was then exploited by Iron Age settlers through to Roman times for the extraction of iron ore.
Evidence of Roman occupation of the area is supported by the discovery of a hoard of over 3,000 Roman coins from the 3rd Century which were found in the scowles of Puzzlewood. Once the Romans left, nature reclaimed the old workings with moss and trees, to create the unique landscape. The historical use soon became forgotten, and the folklore of “Puzzlewood” began.
In the early 1800s, a local landowner laid down a mile of pathways which meandered through the trees and gulleys to open up this ancient forest originally for the amusement of his friends and children. In the early 1900s, Puzzlewood opened to the public. Since then it is has remained essentially unchanged with the same stunning pathways and bridges as in earlier times, but with the addition of a variety of animals and visitor facilities.
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CUTEST LITTLE BUTTON IN THE WHOLE WORLD.
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OMFG this video of a cat waking up is everything I want in life oh god the cute I just ahhhh
important psa about buns
We raised rabbits when I was a child and my sister gave a rabbit a bath (she was 5) and it died..so heed this instruction.
I wasn’t going to reblog this, but then I realized I might save a rabbit.
This is important guys. If your rabbit gets into something gnarly and you HAVE to bathe them:
1. Fill a bowl with warm water.
2. Get a washcloth. Put it in the water. Squeeze it out until it is just damn.
3. Lightly scrub the dirty area on your bun.
4. That is it. DO NOT get your bun wet. Only slightly damp on the part that was dirty.
WHY IS THIS BUNNY WEARING A BACKPACK? WHERE IS HE GOING TO GO? WHAT DOES HE HAVE IN THIS BACKPACK?
it’s his 1st day of school wish him luck
HOLY SHIT HOW IS IT THAT THERE’S NOT SOME LIKE
LINKS OR SOMETHING HERE
OKAY SIT BACK KIDS LET’S TALK ABOUT THESE REAL LIVE FUCKING DRAGONS
THEY ARE LITERALLY CALLED FLYING DRAGONS, THAT IS THEIR NAME. OR, IF YOU’RE MORE SCIENCEY, YOU MAY ALSO CALL THEM [DRACO VOLANS], WHICH, BTW, LITERALLY IS JUST ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING FLYING DRAGONS BECAUSE EVEN SCIENCE KNOWS WHEN TO STEP ASIDE AT LET MYTHOLOGY TAKE OVER.
SEE THAT SPINE THING THAT ITS WINGSAILS GROW OUT OF?
THAT IS A FUCKING RIB
LOOK AT THIS SKELETON
LOOK AT HOW COOL THAT IS
THEY LIVE IN THE PHILIPPINES AND CAN GET AS BIG AS A FOOT LONG AND BASICALLY
BASICALLY DRAGONS ARE REAL
LET’S HAVE A FUCKING PARTY