These 8 Magical Forests Will Put a Spell On You
An other-world altogether
27 November 2016
Dark, mysterious, and hauntingly beautiful – forests have long been an essential part of our fantasy world. If you’re spell blinded by the mystical world of goblins, witches and talking animals then read on to find the most magical forest walk-throughs in the world.
1. Crooked Forest, Poland
Located just outside West Pomerania, Poland – this strange forest is home to 400 crooked trees. It’s pure magic to see all gigantic pine trees bent in the same direction: north. So far, there is no explanation for the odd shape of the trees.
2. Black Forest, Germany
A dark and mysterious growth of dense conifer trees block most of the sunlight in South West Germany making the forest appear so dark that Romans referred to it as Schwarzwald or “Black Forest". From ghosts stories to walking deads, the forest had had its fair share of foreboding tales.
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3. Goblin Forest, New Zealand
Straight out of Lord of the Rings, this eerily beautiful moss-covered forest is located in Tararua Forest Park. The trees are covered in green moss giving it the goblin glow due to heavy rainfall and green moss.
4. Moss Swamp, Romania
If the moss in the Goblin forest doesn't fill your appetite for the green then the mountain landscapes of Romania have an entire moss covered forest - an other-world altogether!
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5. Tsingy Forest, Madagascar
Known as the Forest of Knives, the Tsingy Forest is made up of sharp limestone rocks jutting from the earth, up to 70 meters in the air. Possibly one of the most dangerous forests to walk through, the Tsingy forest will leave you with sharp cuts and an unforgettable experience.
6. Sagano Bamboo Forest, Japan
Located on the outskirts of Kyoto, Japan, Sagano Bamboo Forest is home to soaring green stalks of bamboo stalks that sway in the wind, creating an incredible illusion of light.
7. Quebec Forest, Canada
If walking through a mystical land has been your fantasy then cross it off the list - Canada's Quebec forest is a man-made world of mysteries with snow covered trees in winter and picturesque oranges and browns in autumn.
8. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
One of the most-photographed places in Ireland, the avenue of ancient beech trees along the Bregagh Road in County Antrim was planted over 200 years ago.