Puzzlewood Forest, said to be one of Tolkien’s inspirations for Middle-Earth in The Lord of the Rings, Gloucestershire, England.

Puzzlewood Forest, said to be one of Tolkien’s inspirations for Middle-Earth in The Lord of the Rings, Gloucestershire, England - I can't imagine seeing this place and NOT basing a fantasy world around it! I wonder how similar it looked in Tolkien's day?

Puzzlewood - Forest of Dean, UK

Puzzlewood ~ is an ancient woodland site, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. Said to be Tolkien's inspiration for the forests of Middle-earth, and for Rowling's Forbidden Forest.

Cone and Vessel - Sculpture Trail Forest of Dean  near to Brierley, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Cone and Vessel - Sculpture Trail Forest of Dean by Eric Soons, via Geograph

Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire

A gnarled beech tree in England's Forest of Dean. Image by David Lloyd / Photographer's Choice / Getty Images.

Stained glass window in the Forest of Dean, UK  (just as beautiful in person)

Stained glass window in the Forest of Dean, UK ,stood under that today, beautiful with sun on it

Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean, England by heather.samuel, via Flickr

Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England by heather.

The Gruffalo Trail at Dean Heritage centre, Forest of Dean looks fab! Photo by Family days. Tried & tested. (",)

The Gruffalo Trail at Dean Heritage centre, Forest of Dean looks fab! Photo by Family Days

Puzzlewood is an ancient woodland site, near Coleford in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. The site, covering 14 acres, shows evidence of open cast iron ore mining dating from the Roman period, and possibly earlier.

Puzzlewood - ancient woodland site near Coleford in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England.


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