Post Twelve

The path turns left here and goes through an avenue of English oak trees with some ash. Note the long stalked acorns (see below) and very short leaf stalks of English oak which are different from the other native oak tree, the sessile oak, which can be found more to the north and west of the British Isles.


Look for the prickly dog rose with its pink flowers in summer and red rose hips in autumn.

Rose hips are rich in vitamin C and were used to make rose hip syrup and jellies.

They have also been used by children to make a natural itching powder!

At the end of this path to follow the full trail, you should turn right along the south side of the field. Alternatively you can go straight ahead, missing posts 13-16. The full trail should take no more

than 10 extra minutes.